Risk factors of long workdays

Risk factors of long workdays

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Employees who work long days on a regular basis damage their health in a variety of ways, harming the companies they work for. The problems listed below result from the stress, lack of sleep, physical activity and poor diet of people who regularly work long days.

Health Problems

  • Suppressed immune system
  • Premature aging
  • Sleep disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity

Productivity Problems

  • Reduced cognitive function
  • More work product mistakes
  • Missed deadlines
  • Less creativity (breakthroughs)
  • Increased absenteeism (illness)
  • Increase presenteeism (lethargy)
  • Employees coming in to work sick
  • Employees spreading illness
  • Higher staff turnover

Emotional Problems

  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Substance abuse
  • Relationship problems
  • Depression
  • Career burnout



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