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Emotional Burnout and the New Ergonomics?

NY Magazine has an article about burnout in the workplace. The article is notable in that it talks about how one of the effects of the “always on” economy is… a change in our sense of time. It also mentions how interruptions in the workplace make us less efficient. The article goes on to talk about the how ensuring engagement and fulfillment at work is the “new ergonomics”. A few notable quotes:

“Happiness equals reality divided by expectations.”

“The great paradox of efficiency is that the more we speed up, the more acute our frustrations when we’re forced to slow down.”

For more on happiness and expectations, see:

“Affluenza” and Consumerism and
Expectations Determine Happiness

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