Sunday, August 15, 2010

Studies Confirm Excessive Work Hours Decreases Productivity Levels


According to an August 11, 2010 online article entitled "Why Lawyers Should Work No More Than 40 Hours a Week" by Debra Cassens Weiss in the ABA Journal, about 100 years worth of productivity studies essentially all came to the conclusion that, after 40 hours at the office during any given week, one's work begins to suffer and become more error-prone.

As I have likewise recommended in several of my Pennsylvania Law Weekly articles, this article recommends limiting work hours to a reasonable number, limiting constant Blackberry use, focusing more on other parts of your life outside of work, and regular physical fitness as means to improve your practice and overall quality of life.

This short, but interesting, article can be viewed at:

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