In the June cover story of Harvard Business Review, “Managing the High-Intensity Workplace,” Reid and coauthor Lakshmi Ramarajan describe how workers adapt to these demands. It’s not a good look for anyone.
“Our research shows that being always available is actually dysfunctional for everyone at some level,” Reid, an assistant professor at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, told The Huffington Post.
Recall the recent portrayal of employees at Amazon, where work culture is so bruising that The New York Times reported workers were crying at their desks. In the company’s warehouses, workers collapse from exhaustion.
It’s not just employees who suffer. When companies create a work-first culture, turnover is likely higher — people quit, and the cost of replacing them is high. Read more on Huffington Post