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Why the “Culture of Busy” is Making You Cheat Yourself

April 23, 2014

We love this piece from Lisa Evans of Fast Company that talks about why it’s important to NOT buy into the hype about overworking.

“Schulte argues a workplace culture that rewards those who are overworked is flawed and she challenges managers, business owners and leaders to adopt a new attitude of work, one where performance rather than time, and a life outside of work rather than a life consisting of work is the norm.”

Evans also notes a study by psychologist Anders Ericsson focusing on musicians…

“…the time logs of the most successful musicians and discovered that the virtuosos were those who practiced the hardest for no more than 90 minutes and took more breaks and naps than the musicians who weren’t as good.”

That surprised us!

The article is worth a read—let us know what you think in the comments. How do you think your colleagues and employers would react to studies like this?

Fast Company: Why You Need to Stop Bragging About How Busy You Are