Do you know about ?

Would you be able to recognise it?

Despite the name is Toxic Productivity a bad thing?

WHAT IS TOXIC PRODUCTIVITY

Toxic Productivity can be described in a several ways:

  • The uncontrollable need to feel productive at all times, whatever the cost
  • Workaholic behaviours that exclude any time for rest / relaxation/ life, etc.

One symptom is people taking on too many projects and becoming over whelmed.

Another symptom is a feeling of guilt during “Free time”, often accompanied by being anxious when taking a rest.

A further symptom is working long hours, missing breaks by working through them

WHAT CAUSES TOXIC PRODUCTIVITY

There can be many different causes of such as:

Self imposed expectations that are beyond those required for the role
Competitive co-workers who work excessive hours
A lack of boundaries between work and non-work time, which can more easily occur with remote home working

The Productivity of a business is not helped and is not sustainable if it relies on people who are suffering from Toxic Productivity.

HOW TO OVERCOME TOXIC PRODUCTIVITY

How can you overcome Toxic Productivity?

Set clear boundaries between work and non-work time
Build appropriate breaks into the schedule
Learn to practice professional detachment, not everything is personal

One way to without risking Toxic Productivity is with the use of .

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Please see Productivity FAQ page for details on some of the terms / jargon used above.

Ether Solutions is a technology focused consultancy that provides services for RPA - Robotic Process Automation, this includes using Artificial Intelligence (AI) where appropriate to enhance the capability of solutions in areas such as Document Understanding and Email analysis. The technology solutions provide practical ways to improve Productivity.

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