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Cracking the work code: Efficiency without the exhaustion.

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    Problem and Promise

    In many cultures the value of hard work can’t be overstated. People work endless hours every week, trying to squeeze out a little more productivity. They want to get a promotion, or impress their colleagues, or even make their own business succeed. But, the question is: do all of these hours actually lead to better outcomes?

    The short answer is, no. Mostly.
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    Working longer and longer hours is actually a winning strategy for increasing productivity. But there is a point of diminishing returns where overdoing it is, ultimately, counter-productive. Overworking can lead to poor health, damaged relationships and burnout. Not only that, but when you’re at work, you may not even be giving your best. 

    The solution to this isn’t to be significantly less productive. It’s learning to work in ways that make the most of your time rather than use the most of your time. In this Blinkist Article, we’ll look at three concepts that can help you do exactly that. Meeting management, the Pareto principle, and intentional prioritization are key methods we’ll be highlighting here, to make sure you feel like you’ve accomplished your goals at the end of the day, while leaving you time to enjoy your life. 

    If this has piqued your interest, and you want to learn more about these concepts in detail, check out the rest of this Blinkist Article.

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    What is Achieve More by Working Less about?

    While working long hours might seem productive, there's a tipping point where it becomes counter-productive; the key is optimizing work methods, not lengthening work hours. Dive into this article to explore vital concepts like meeting management, the Pareto principle, and intentional prioritization, ensuring both productivity and personal well-being.

    Who should read Achieve More by Working Less?

    • Anyone who wants to get more done in less time 
    • Those prone to working long hours 
    • People feeling the negative effects of overworking

    About the Author

    This single-sourced Article was created by the Content Team at Blinkist based on the main ideas from Working Fewer Hours to Improve Your Health and Productivity by Belle B. Cooper, on Foundr.

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