WSJ: Don’t Try So Hard at Work

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Today’s stupid WSJ headline: Try Hard, but Not That Hard. 85% Is the Magic Number for Productivity.

The premise? If you overwork yourself you lead to burnout and the magic number (can you have a magic number for “how hard” you work?) is 85%.

  1. It’s hardly news that overwork leads to burnout (see my post, You’re Not a Navy Seal)
  2. 85% is a halfway made up number. Yes, that seems to be about right for max productivity, to apply it to everyone, everywhere, across subjective areas seems… like clickbait.


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