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People who fake working hard can actually be as productive as those nose-to-the-grindwheel types. But it’s an art.
The thing is, keeping up appearances at work, as long as you still get the job done, works. It is an effective strategy that allows people to ‘manage’ themselves, and though they might neglect some of their workload appearance can count more than output (so the researchers say).
Read this article by Oliver Burkeman.
I often hear complaints from people with demanding jobs that they are inundated with email it can become unmanageable. Thats because they don’t manage it, the problem is not email, it is that we allow it to assume such importance.
Employers are often to blame, but we are complicit in many of our habits.