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Alibaba's Billionaire Founder Jack Ma Says Companies Forcing Staff to Work Overtime Are 'Foolish'

He was responding to a debate over the 996 schedule, which means working 9am to 9pm, six days a week

Alibaba Group founder and billionaire Jack Ma again weighed in on the Chinese tech industry’s gruelling overtime work culture on Sunday, this time calling enforced long hours “unsustainable.”Ma’s comment followed his remarks on Thursday that working overtime could be a “huge blessing” ...

by Laurie Chen  | April 19, 2019 06:00:00
Run & Grow

5 Ways to Stop Overworking Yourself (Before You Self-Destruct)

Know when to hit the breaks

You’re a responsible adult who knows that when you start a job, you have to finish it; but while this is the professional thing to do, you also need to know when to stop because to put it simply, you also need ...

by Charlene J. Owen of  | September 11, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

How to Politely Say No to More Work You Can't Handle

It pays to be nice, but not too nice

There’s something called "The Peter Principle" which says that at some point, every person rises to his or her own level of incompetence. For example, an employee is competent at her current position, but when given additional responsibilities or a promotion she’s not ...

by Charlene J. Owen of  | August 21, 2018 09:00:00
Run & Grow

You Need to Know the True Costs of Overworking Yourself

Real success includes having a life

Entrepreneur burnout is common among business owners, especially those in the early stages of establishing their businesses. Symptoms include anxiety, hopelessness, restlessness, irritability and depression -- and depression is the most dangerous.According to research by Dr. Michael Freeman, a clinical professor at University ...

by Ayodeji Onibalusi  | August 19, 2018 02:00:00
Run & Grow

Do You Have a Raket? Here are Tips to Avoid Being Overworked

Don't let your side hustle take over your life

Thinking about starting your own business or taking on a second job? You're in luck.GOBankingRates asked today's top finance experts and bloggers the following: What is the No. 1 thing you wish someone had told you before you started your side hustle ...

by Terence Loose  | August 17, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember the 4 Ds

'Delete, delegate, delay and do' is a time-management technique you're likely to find helpful

Currently, we're scaling our coworking business while maintaining our consulting one. The result? We are essentially working two full-time jobs. And, needless to say, we're feeling a bit overwhelmed.You don’t need to be in our shoes to feel outpaced by the pressures ...

by Doug and Polly White  | August 03, 2018 12:00:00
Run & Grow

5 Signs That Employees are Overworked

How much is too much? You may lose that talented person if you don't take action

Recently, we were asked, How do I know when I am working an employee too hard? This was an interesting question.Normally, we are asked just the opposite: How do I get more productivity from my employees? Or, alternately, How can I motivate my employees to do more, or work longer?Still, ...

by Doug and Polly White  | November 25, 2017 02:00:00
Run & Grow

Being a Work Martyr Doesn't Help Advance Your Career, Study Finds

This is why you should be taking advantage of your paid time off

Do you consider yourself a work martyr and feel no one else can do your job? Do you sacrifice your paid time off in a pursuit to further your career? That approach isn't helping you, according to a new study.While 38 percent of employees ...

by Rose Leadem  | May 30, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

10 biggest motivation killers and how to fix them (Infographic)

Eradicate these 10 biggest motivation killers from your workplace.

It happens to everyone: sitting at your desk, you realize that you lack any motivation whatsoever to get any work done. Good luck being productive when this motivation slump hits hardcore, infecting your entire office.The only long-term fix for a lack of ...

by Kate Taylor  | July 22, 2015 07:00:00
Startup Tips

How you can avoid becoming a workaholic

These tips will help you avoid overworking.

If you feel like you have no time for yourself and constantly think about work, then most probably you are a workaholic. Although culture encourages workaholism, it is actually a very dangerous situation for you. Working too much decreases your productivity and ...

by Ceren Cubukcu  | July 21, 2015 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Adopt these 12 habits for a better work-life balance

Develop these 12 habits to make life easier for you and the people around you.

Being an entrepreneur or successful leader in business takes a lot of work. There’s no way around it. Fortunately, many people are able to find a lot of fulfillment in their work—whether that comes from the customers they serve or the colleagues ...

by Sujan Patel  | July 01, 2015 10:00:00
Run & Grow

Working endless hours does not make you a hero (Infographic)

Working endless hours may be nothing more than a waste of time.

Germany is among the countries with the shortest workweeks, with employees averaging 35 hours a week at the office, but it also tops out as the most productive nation in the world, according to the infographic embedded below, generated by cloud-based software ...

by Catherine Clifford  | June 29, 2015 08:00:00