Throughout my corporate life experience, I have found myself staying late in the office often. I have started assuming that I am working hard for the organization. But one day, a senior vice president noticed my regular late hours and said, “Why are you staying late so often? This means that you are not prioritizing and managing your work effectively.” And that was a hard hit. At that time, for me, I could not see myself as a problem. But now I can figure it out that it was because of me, I couldn’t balance my priorities with the number of hours I had to work.
Overtime comes at a high price for organizations. Sometimes we feel as if it is the only option. Here, I am sharing a few easy ways of how employers can help their employees to reduce overtime and start working smartly.