You’re hearing the old efficiency mantra now more than ever: Do more with less. Raleigh, N.C. -based Workplace Options calls it “worker intensification,” and Americans are doing a lot more of it these days.
Workplace Options, an employee benefits provider, says 62% of the American workers it surveyed say their employer is trying to get more work out of each employee, typically with no prospect of any kind of reward. Click here to read the survey.
“In times of economic uncertainty a lot of the burden falls on workers,” said Dean Debnam, chief executive officer of Workplace Options. “Employers are forced to make ends meet with fewer resources and turn to their staff for help.”
Of those surveyed 51% say the increased workload has negatively affected their well-being and 37% said they won’t be able to sustain their current workload in the long run.
Still, it sure beats unemployment.