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Of course, in today’s busy entrepreneurial landscape, hard work is one of the most important ways leaders differentiate themselves. And diligent effort can certainly be a good thing: 12-hour days or seven days of work—at least occasionally—may be just the push a company needs, but you can’t sustain it successfully for long. Knowing when to allow this kind of output – and when to stop it – is integral to the success of a company and its team members.
Many employers don’t feel the need to concern themselves with the mental health of their employees, and that’s a potentially dark and dangerous path. It is more than important to identify when team members sacrifice their well-being for the benefit of a project, because the reality is that depression and anxiety can have a critical impact on business results.