In her article, Juliet Bourke (Partner, Human Capital at Deloitte Australia) considers our complicity in creating and maintaining the overwhelmed employee (in ourselves and others). She considers some hindering methods of work, and encourages us to use technology wisely, hold meaningful meetings, be creative, and ultimately, be more productive.
The overworked, the underworked. The Great Divide. It’s odd to wrap the phrase “work-life” around the situations of these two groups of people, yet it does apply to both. (This post can also be found on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-hardman/what-the-overworked-and-u_b_5945960.html )
"Limiting workplace email seems radical, but it’s a trend in Germany, where Volkswagen and Deutsche Telekom have adopted policies that limit work-related email to some employees on evenings and weekends. If this can happen in precision-mad, high-productivity Germany, could it happen in the United States? Absolutely. It not only could, but it should."