Burning Out? Give Yourself Permission to Dial It Back.

Resilience through women’s leadership

It is no surprise that, in terms of economic participation and opportunity, the Philippines is among the 18 countries to have closed at least 80 percent of the gender gap in managerial roles, where women comprise at least 50 percent of the managers, according to a report by the World Economic Forum (2021).

However, the COVID-19 pandemic is seen to have heightened this gender gap in the workplace. An International Labour Organization (2021) report said that 13 million fewer women would be employed in 2021 than in 2019. Men’s employment, on the other hand, would have recovered to the number recorded in 2019. This is also evident in the Asia Pacific region, where women’s employment declined by 3.8 percent compared to just 2.9 percent for men from 2019 to 2020…READ ON

Burning Out? Give Yourself Permission to Dial It Back.

You’ve heard the stats on overwork and how huge a health risk it is. You’ve read the productivity articles and books indicating that loading up your week with more work hours doesn’t actually improve your results. And while the idea of dialing it back not only sounds appealing and is backed by significant data, giving yourself permission to do that is something else entirely.

There are many reasons why we put in more and more hours despite increasing evidence that it’s not only not effective, but it’s also shortening our lives. There’s the pressure to look like a hard worker who’s available at all times, especially in industries where responding to a client or your boss’s needs at any time is the norm. There’s the desire to get ahead and be selected for promotions, raises, and leadership opportunities. There’s the cultural messaging we’ve received our whole…READ ON

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