Over the past ten years, companies supercharged their productivity, largely through technology tools that made a 40-hour workweek a thing of the past, a 60-hour workweek commonplace, and a 70-plus-hour workweek a badge of honor. Now, a financial crisis and economic recession have led to corporate cutbacks, downsizing, and layoffs. In response, companies are squeezing even more productivity out of fewer workers.
To address the topic of extreme productivity in the workplace, the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) convened its 2008 Think Tank, bringing together experts in disability and absence management, benefits design, behavioral health, and physiology, as well as employers from different industries, representing small and large companies. The group’s charge was to explore the causes and consequences of extreme productivity, while offering examples of strategies that help keep employees healthy, happy, and productive in an economically challenging environment.
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