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Employees overworked? 7 tactics to lessen the stress

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by Cali Williams Yost

The employees I talk to say they feel overworked. The business leaders I work with say increased workloads are here to stay.

Overwork might feel like a problem for employees. But for organizations, it’s not a pain point.

After all, those overloaded employees are still meeting or exceeding performance goals. And in this economy, they’re unlikely to jump ship. What’s the problem?

Who drives work/life balance?

Actually, many company leaders do recognize that overwork might not be sustainable for the long term. They’re the ones looking at work/life flexibility to help employees manage their workloads, their time and their personal com­mitments without burning out.

The surprise: Employees are resisting it. A new study by The Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit reveals that employees don’t necessarily see work/life flexibility as a solution to their overwork problems, even though they recognize that they’re neg...(register to read more)

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