The speed of life, it seems, is always increasing. Our to-do lists get longer, our deadlines loom closer, and constant access to digital devices means few idle moments. In the workplace, this time pressure can be particularly acute: a survey conducted last year found that more than 8 in 10 Americans are stressed about their jobs, with an unreasonable workload being the top stressor.
But one researcher is arguing that workplace stress brought on by deadlines and time crunches is exacerbated by an unlikely element: clocks.
Running on "clock time," as opposed to a less time-focused way of managing our lives, fundamentally alters our worldview. "When you rely on the clock, you put control of your schedule outside of yourself," Anne-Laure Sellier said in a 2013 TED talk, citing research she conducted with Tamar Avnet, associate professor of marketing at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business. Read the entire article.
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