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Entries Tagged as 'Work Hours'

Swine Flu & Workplace Productivity in a Recession

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments

There are many scared workers in the business arena today.  You see friends laid off and unable to secure another job.  An unemployment scenario replays in your head as you envision what would happen to family life without that income. When colleagues have been let go, extra duties fall on the remaining staff, and people do not complain.  […]

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Does Computerized Employee Scheduling Ignore the Human Aspect while Maximizing Corporate Productivity?

October 1st, 2008 · No Comments

If you have read any of my postings, you know that I am all in favor of productivity.  It helps you individually to get a better handle on your life, and it helps businesses grow.  However there comes a point when looking solely at productivity may be a negative in terms of both business growth […]

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Working Overtime Again? Another Dangerous Link Between Poor Time Management and Mental Health

July 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

The news keeps hitting us with more results on studies about links between work and health, both physical and mental.  One of my posts last month, titled “Vacations 2008:  Are We Making Strides in Managing Time and Stress?” referenced a study published in Psychosomatic Medicine and another conducted at the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin.  They related to […]

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Tags: Stress Management · Work Hours · Work Life Balance

How a Shorter Workweek Can Benefit Both Employees and Companies

February 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Have you ever felt that your dedication to the job was evaluated by the number of hours you were physically present onsite, or the number of hours you were reachable? This is often used as a determination of work ethic. We ourselves often boast about the number of hours we dedicate to the job, under […]

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Night Shifts and Stressful Nights

January 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Recently a headline hit all of the major papers, asking, “Is Night Shift Tied to Cancer?” The International Agency for Research on Cancer is adding overnight-shift work as a probably carcinogen. This doesn’t mean that working nights will, by itself, cause cancer. What happens is that the overnight work creates a risk when it disrupts […]

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Tags: Stress Management · Time Management · Work Hours · Work Life Balance

Managing Vacation Days: The End-of-Year Time Crunch

December 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

In one of Scott Adam’s pointed Dilbert cartoon strips, the boss reminds employees to use their vacation time before the end of the year. When they do take the days, they are lambasted for not being there when there is so much work to do. Have you accumulated vacation days that you should use before […]

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Take Back Your Time Day

October 20th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Next week we observe National Take Back Your Time Day (Oct. 24). This date, nine weeks before the end of the year, recognizes the additional nine weeks that researchers say Americans are working in comparison with Western Europeans. While we can counter that we may be more productive because of the extra hours worked, it […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Time Management · Work Hours · Work Life Balance