Working long and hard may simply do more harm than good

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Nearly half of people in the EU work in their free time to meet work demands, and a third often or always work at high speed, according to recent estimates. In the Industrial and Labor Relations Review article she recently co-wrote with Hans TW Frankort, which has been downloaded approximately 3 500 times and quoted by the media around the world, Argyro Avgoustaki examines the effect of increased work effort and shows that it relates strongly to reduced well-being and modestly to inferior career-related outcomes, with discretion possibly attenuating these adverse effects.

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