The researchers found that when people of similar educational levels and who had similar jobs worked intensively over long periods of time, they were more likely to experience both lower levels of wellbeing and worse career prospects including job security, promotion and satisfaction. Stress-related illness and burnout, anyone?
One of the study’s authors Hans Frankort, senior lecturer in strategy, Cass Business School told the Financial Times: “it may be a mistake to accept reduced wellbeing in the hopes of improving future career prospects.” Put simply, too much intense work makes you ill, unhappy and frankly (like Jack) a bit dull. Plus it’s not worth it because it probably won’t get you a better job.
Enough with the science, though. Here’s what you do about it.
Passionate about Travel for Business & Pleasure
At Red7 we’re passionate about the power of travel – whether it’s about getting away to relax, celebrate, see something new, or simply restoring your faith in the world and your spirit. We’ve been organising great holidays for groups and individuals for over 21 years. We were the first company in the UK to organise pre-packaged Hen, Stag and Sten holidays and have helped over a million clients celebrate pre-wedding.
Now we’ve expanded to organise all sorts of Occasion and Celebration travel. We also run Sports Team Tours for both adults and children and have recently relaunched a new and improved Business Travel Service for SMEs, which includes establishing managing Staff Holiday Clubs for your employees, organising incentive travel for your staff. Think perk holidays, people. These days, when it comes to staff retention it’s all about the perks. You can read all about how incentive travel rewards and retains the best employees here.
And here are Red7’s top picks for the best places to escape the office grind…
Top 3 Places to Escape the Office in 2018/19
- Greece: with stunning seascapes, beaches, bars, and endless bright blue skies, it’s this summer’s Jetset destination of choice and we expect sky high demand next season too. For groups, who wouldn’t love to getaway to this Love Island-inspired luxury villa on Mykonos, complete with infinity pool? Contact us to book for 2018/2019
Ibiza has endless partying, super clubs, sexy beach clubs and restaurants, great cocktails and stunning sunsets. Who wouldn’t fancy a break to recharge on this fabulous island with its stunning vistas, superlative seafood and gorgeous beaches? From our great deals at the legendary Ibiza Rocks (newly renovated for 2018) to stunning luxury villas our travel experts will find you the perfect break for your budget.
3. Obonjan Island, Croatia
We love Obonjan island off the west coast of Croatia for its great value, stunning scenery, yoga classes, organic local food and after dark party scene. With everything in one place (you arrive by speed boat or ferry) it’s a a perfect choice for larger groups who want to chill out during the day and party without having to think about getting a cab home.