Happy People Do It Better: A Look at Work-Life Balance and Long-Term Productivity

A session at Future Insights Live - Las Vegas

Tuesday 2nd June, 2015

9:50am to 10:35am (PST)

'Yeah, you can get a lot done in a 40-hour workweek. But imagine how much more you could do with a 90-hour workweek!' That's the sound of the tech industry buying into the Overkill Cult. And in 2013, Jason Lengstorf was guzzling the Kool-Aid. He was on the computer for 13 hours or more per day, 7 days a week. He was working so much that his health and happiness were noticeably declining. And he still wasn't 'getting ahead' at work. In 2014 he scaled back drastically, dipping to below 6 hours a day on the computer. Now you might expect that Jason got half the work done with less than half the computer time. But in reality there was absolutely no negative change in his productivity. There was, however, a huge positive change in his physical and mental condition. In this talk, Jason will show that the key to sustained productivity and job satisfaction is balance, and that the current pressure to join the Overkill Cult is actually resulting in lower overall productivity and reduced happiness. a balanced schedule a win for employees, employers, freelancers, and families alike.

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Jason Lengstorf

Jason Lengstorf spends the majority of his time solving hard problems at @copterlabs. He’s an author, a speaker, and an expert in online marketing, development,

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Time 9:50am10:35am PST

Date Tue 2nd June 2015

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  • Pro PHP and jQuery (Expert's Voice in Open Source)
  • PHP for Absolute Beginners (Expert's Voice in Open Source)

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