Overwork

Do You Check Your Work E-mails Outside Your Work Hours? Or Do You Switch Off?

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Announcement
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Do You Check Your Work E-mails Outside Your Work Hours? Or Do You Switch Off?
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Svenja Schlachter
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Svenja Schlachter

Hello everyone,

I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Surrey (UK) and I am currently looking at how and why employees use (or not use) technologies to perform work during their non-work time. I would like to invite you to have your say on this topic and take part in a 25-minute anonymous survey. You will have the option to enter a free prize draw to win 1 of 5 Amazon gift cards, each worth £20 (or equivalent in other currency).

The 24/7 Work Culture’s Toll on Families and Gender Equality

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News Article
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The 24/7 Work Culture’s Toll on Families and Gender Equality
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New York Times
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Monique Valcour/EDHEC Business School

24/7 work cultures lock gender inequality in place: new research from Irene Padavic, Robin Ely and Erin Reid.

Author Insights: Katrina Alcorn on American Moms on the Brink

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Blog
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Author Insights: Katrina Alcorn on American Moms on the Brink
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Katrina Alcorn’s first book, MAXED OUT: American Moms on the Brink, is a brave memoir about her own experience with job burnout.

How Some Men Fake an 80-Hour Workweek, and Why It Matters

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News Article
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How Some Men Fake an 80-Hour Workweek, and Why It Matters
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

"...Except for one dirty little secret: Some of the people ostensibly turning in those 80- or 90-hour workweeks, particularly men, may just be faking it."

Design a Work-Life Improvement Pilot Project

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Blog
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Design a Work-Life Improvement Pilot Project
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

From Cali Williams Yost at Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit

My organization recently spent six weeks with 40 employees at Quest Diagnostics, a leader in diagnostic information services, including lab-based employee wellness services. Our goal was to provide the group with the skills to identify what matters the most, on and off then job, and then make those priorities happen in a way that sustained both well being and high performance. 

Exhaustion is Not a Status Symbol

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News Article
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Exhaustion is Not a Status Symbol
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Washington Post
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Judi Casey

"You have a quote in your book, “One of the most universal numbing strategies is what I call ‘crazy-busy.’” Elaborate on this concept."

The Difference Between Work-Life Integration and Workaholism

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News Article
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The Difference Between Work-Life Integration and Workaholism
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Fortune

Leisure is the New Productivity

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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Leisure is the New Productivity
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CNN Opinion
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Judi C Casey

Working Too Hard Makes Leading More Difficult

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Blog
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Working Too Hard Makes Leading More Difficult
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

While working long hours is often beneficial to early career advancement, as you rise to a position of leadership, maintaining this practice can damage your career prospects.

Why is Everyone So Busy?

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News Article
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Why is Everyone So Busy?
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The Economist
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Judi C Casey

Time poverty is a problem partly of perception and partly of distribution

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