…as Bob Pozen, a former president of Fidelity Management and the author of “Extreme Productivity,” a book on slashing work hours, told me, “Time becomes an easy metric to measure how productive someone is, even though it doesn’t have any necessary connection to what they achieve.”
There are people in every office that wear their long work hours as a badge of honor. I am sometimes suspicious and wonder why they’re not getting things done with the standard 40 hours a week.
Some people are truly swamped. Others I’m not so sure.