Changing the Cult of Churn 'Em and Burn 'Em

Jayne Morris | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

The growing culture of overwork is becoming increasingly endemic and is not just a problem in the UK, USA or Australia. In several western countries patterns of overwork are emerging in both public and private sectors.

The Pursuit of Happiness...

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Sad news this week of two City bankers who committed suicide, both in the prime of their lives. We have all visited that dark place where we have contemplated whether life continues to be worth living. Just this week, a friend send me a plaintive message that read something like this: 'life, job, love, all suck'.

Culture of Overwork Overshadows Better, More Balanced Lives

The Conversation UK | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Conversation UK

Unfortunately a culture of overwork and immense pressure to be present in the workplace isn't unique to just financial institutions. Overworking is having a profound impact on the well-being of not only working people, but their families - and perhaps even more insidiously, the social and natural environments on which we depend for a healthy life.

Can You Work Yourself To Death?

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve McCabe

We work because it pays the bills and if we are lucky, allows us to do interesting things and, usually, provides a sense of camaraderie that comes with being with others in the same position. Though few will not wish they could earn more, the reality is that money is not as important as the satisfaction that comes from a feeling of being in control.

Wake Up Call for the UK Workforce

Jayne Morris | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

The work life balance of our nation is incredibly important if we are to ensure economic growth. Longer working hours may enable increased productivity but only as a short-term measure. We are not robots. Eventually our systems fail and everything will come crashing to a standstill unless we find way to preserve health and wellbeing as a priority.

Overworked and Underpaid: Oh How We Love to Complain About Those Extra Hours at the Office

Olivia Rose | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Rose

If you are working ridiculous hours to get things done, unfortunately, you only have yourself to blame. Go home when you are supposed to every night this week and see what happens. You might get a talking to by your boss, but I can guarantee that you won't lose your job.