Overwork in America: When the Way We Work Becomes Too Much

OverWorkInAmericaThis nationally representative study, released in 2005, looks at changes in the way Americans work and live. The study finds that the fast-paced, global 24/7 economy, the pressures of competition and technology have blurred the traditional boundaries between work life and home life. Furthermore, the new economy called for new skills—skills like responding quickly to competing demands and jumping from task to task. In response, the topic of being overworked had become a hot subject of discussion in workplaces, in the media, in medical journals and in homes. FWI’s goal in conducting the study was to better identify how the ways we work and how we prioritize our lives on and off the job are related to being overworked.

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