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Dealing with the Overenriched Work Life

Dealing with the overenriched work life
Susan E.Jackson

Several years ago, when I was doing research on the topics of job stress and burnout, I occasionally received calls from newspaper reporters and practitioners in organizations asking me to speak about stress management. Hearing myself say things like, “We don't really know a great deal about which stress management techniques work well” and “You might want to call someone who conducts time management workshops,” I should have known that this was a topic to learn more about. Each of us should probably go to one those workshops. Unfortunately, I never did. Instead, I've been learning about time and stress management the slow way—through experience. When the editors of this volume asked me ...

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