Most of us have been conditioned to believe that hard work is a good thing. Working long hours, being exhausted every day – it’s all part of the general grind of work.
While hard work was certainly needed in the “olden days”, our working lives have changed. Instead of going down a mine or lifting heavy things, many of us spend a lot of time doing “knowledge work” which involves writing documents or analysing information.
With this type of work, many of the benefits aren’t so obvious. Many workers spend time in countless meetings and writing documents that nobody really needs. This means there is a tremendous opportunity to be working more effectively, instead of just putting in more and more hours.
In this episode, I discuss how your intense work ethic could actually be hurting you, rather than helping you… and talk about some steps you can take to improve the situation.