Most of us will experience occasional intensive episodes when we need to work harder and longer, but alarm bells should ring if that becomes your norm, writes Rebecca Zucker for Harvard Business Review.
It’s unavoidable to be a temporary slave to work when tough deadlines collide or if there’s a time of year that is always more hectic and demanding in your industry. But pushing yourself to the limit at work becomes counterproductive – and damaging both professionally and personally – when it’s a permanent habit.
Once a workaholic culture takes hold it can be difficult to recognise your behaviour as out of the ordinary. But executive coach Zucker says there are some clear tell-tale signs that you’re overdoing it. Ask yourself: