BBC WORKLIFE: The hidden tactic overloaded workers are using to catch up

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Release date: 6/9/2019

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“We’re seeing more of this, because since the [last] recession most organisations got mean and lean,” explains Cary Cooper, professor of organisational psychology at Manchester Business School and president of the CIPD. “We’re only beginning to realise how big an issue this is.”

Cooper estimates that around a third of employees worldwide have taken time off work to catch up with their backlog, and worries that it becomes more likely in the event of another recession.

“We’re seeing more of this, because since the [last] recession most organisations got mean and lean,” explains Cary Cooper, professor of organisational psychology at Manchester Business School and president of the CIPD. “We’re only beginning to realise how big an issue this is.”

Cooper estimates that around a third of employees worldwide have taken time off work to catch up with their backlog, and worries that it becomes more likely in the event of another recession.

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TitleThe hidden tactic overloaded workers are using to catch up
Media name/outletBBC Worklife
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date6/09/19
Description“We’re seeing more of this, because since the [last] recession most organisations got mean and lean,” explains Cary Cooper, professor of organisational psychology at Manchester Business School and president of the CIPD. “We’re only beginning to realise how big an issue this is.”

Cooper estimates that around a third of employees worldwide have taken time off work to catch up with their backlog, and worries that it becomes more likely in the event of another recession.
URLhttps://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20190830-the-hidden-tactic-overloaded-workers-are-using-to-catch-up?ocid=global_worklife_rss
PersonsCary Cooper