How to work less and get more done

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.

Maybe you’ve seen these recent headlines: CEO Resigns After Overworked Employee Commits Suicide; France Just Gave Workers the ‘Right to Disconnect’ From Work Email; 52 Percent of Working Americans Are Giving Up Vacation Time.

Notice the pattern? Many of us are working like maniacs. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, author of the fascinating new book, “Rest,” thinks it’s time to cut it out. More important, he says it’ll make us better workers.

Pang, 52, has not only spent many hours researching the importance of rest, he founded The Restful Company, a consulting firm to help Silicon Valley firms offer their employees a better blend of work and rest.

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