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The Unsustainability of Neverending Workplace Marathons - Triple Pundit

Tweet The following post is part of the course work for “Live Exchange” the foundational course on communication for The MBA Design Strategy Program at California College of the Arts. The rest of the posts are presented here . By K. Bangsund Living in the Bay Area means, among other things, that you have at least several friends who have chosen the “death march” : working for one of the hot software companies here that essentially require employees to “sprint marathons.” This means working at full speed, as if sprinting, for months at a time in the hopes that one’s effort will pay off big. There are benefits – being part of the hottest company with all the buzz, competitive salaries – but these companies lack sustainability at their core. Unmaintainable working conditions are the tradeoff for the ever-approaching carrot of the IPO. The anti-benefits make it even worse: fre...

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