More hours does not equal productivity. A study done at Stanford found that productivity tanks after 50 hours. That manager or those co-workers who maintain that they are productive after 50 hours are simply not.
The self-proclaimed badge of honour of having worked 70 plus hours a week and stayed productive is a myth. Research suggests that those working 55 hours a week average about 30 hours of productivity. That is an eye opener and something to pay attention to.
Save yourself and your brain power by working less and increase your productivity. Certainly you will avoid having a maxed out brain and fuzzy thinking. You may even avoid burnout and making costly errors.
Try working less and track your productivity. It may increase despite your commitment to the working of long hour’s way of doing business.
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