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Health suffers when time equals money

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Calculating your employees’ pay on an hourly rate can raise their psychological stress levels and eat away at their enjoyment of life, writes Martin J Smith for Stanford Business.

Workers who believe that every second counts in terms of the monetary value placed on their time are more likely to suffer from potentially damaging mental pressures, according to new academic research.

Following up his own personal experiences and observations, Jeffrey Pfeffer, organisational behaviour professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, set out to study the physiological consequences on people who measure their time on a predominantly economic scale.

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Source Article: How The Ticking Clock Kills
Author(s): Martin J Smith
Publisher: Stanford Business