Avoid overworking because it can lead to bad attitudes

noun_614952_51A7F9TRY THIS: Work hard, but avoid overworking. This is especially important if you interact with clients or other people outside of your company, as it may affect how you treat them and, as a result, how you do your job.


RESEARCH SAYS: The main bad outcome of prolonged work hours seems to be that overtired staff develop undesirable and unprofessional attitudes (Green, 1995).



WHEN IT HAPPENS: new job, new boss, new project, promotion, job offer, deadline, quota, raise, reward, competition, challenge, unrealistic expectations, lack of support


noun_1007313COMMON REACTIONS: anger, irritability, anxiety, uncertainty, sleeplessness, frustration, stress, tired, sadness

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