Technology has enabled us to work more, but it means that we do not clock-out when we need to. Chronic overload can lead to negative health side-effects. Overworking is bad because it prevents sleep, it can consume our time and reduce prevent us from engaging in good habits, it is bad for the heart, it can lead to bad habits, and it can particularly have a negative impact on low-income workers. For businesses, overworking is bad because more inputs don’t always lead to more outputs, people can make more mistakes, and creativity is hindered.

Key Takeaways:

“But working overtime has become the norm for most people. And, now that multiple offices have embraced remote work, the lines between the end of the work day and the start of personal time can get even blurrier.”

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