Brandon on GPB – Long Hours

Working long hours seems like the norm in our ever-connected society.

You may put in 10 or 12 hours a day, then do email or other work at home late into the evening.


Career and workplace consultant Brandon Smith says working all those hours actually may be limiting your career rather than advancing it.

“You really don’t have more capacity. It’s not like they can give you more responsibility,” said Smith, who also teaches about leadership, communication and workplace culture at Emory University and Georgia State University. “I know some companies that, if they find their ‘high potentials’ – the people they want to promote – working too much, they’ll tell them, ‘you have got to find ways to get that off your plate because we cannot give you more [work].’”

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