Posted By: Carol M. Pate, Ed.D.
It’s in the myths and lore of many company cultures that it often takes a “cut-throat” mentality to drive financial success. Many job offers highlight in their job descriptions that they want high-driving employees that work well in high pressure environments. Do those companies really succeed? Research identified in the Harvard Business Review suggests NOT. Although there’s an assumption that stress and pressure push employees to perform more, better, and faster, what cutthroat organizations fail to recognize is the hidden costs incurred. Three Major Hidden Costs of High-Pressure, High Stress Work Environments
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