Having too much work has become the new normal. With the economy still volatile and employment opportunities still tight, the perfect environment exists for overwork. Employers keen on doing more with less keep resources lean and don’t give managers the budget to do otherwise. Employees nervous about dwindling options take on the extra responsibilities and don’t push back. Everyone suffers when there is too much work — decreased quality, lower morale, increased burnout. Ideally, the entire company is in on the fix – additional resources are brought in, emphasis is renewed on sustainable work/ life balance, key priorities are clarified. However, until there is a clear directive that the workplace will change, your work still needs to get done.
Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor