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In today’s busy entrepreneurial landscape, working hard is, of course, one of the key ways leaders differentiate themselves. And certainly, diligent effort can be a good thing: Working 12-hour days or seven-day weeks — at least once in a while — might be just the push a business needs, but you can’t do it successfully for very long. Knowing when to allow this type of output — and when to stop — is integral to the success of a company and its team members.
Many employers don’t feel the need to concern themselves with staff members’ mental health, and that’s a potentially dark and dangerous path. It’s beyond important to identify when team members are sacrificing their well-being for the sake of a project because the reality is that depression and anxiety can have a critical impact on the bottom line.
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