Rasheed Ogunlaru, life coach and speaker at rasaru.com, said it is vital that employers seriously look at the 'always online culture', but first and foremost it is key that staff and managers are effective and efficient.
"Working all hours rarely leads to greater efficiency. It points to inefficiency, overload and can lead to serious risks to the health and wellbeing of workers. It also - depending on the nature of your work - can lead to errors being made to clients," he noted.
Though several organisations are seeing people work longer hours, many are also experiencing more sickness, absenteeism, underperformance and discontentment, and these factors are directly linked, he added.
Shrewd employers will realise that they need a happy, healthy workforce, so it may be wise looking at more flexible shifts or working patterns, which provide the same cover, but without overly-stretching workers.
"It is time that we started looking at how smart we work, not how long we work and how effective we are, not how much of a workload we take on," Mr Ogunlaru added.
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Source: The Sales Director News