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Book details the unhealthy relationship between hustle culture and work

In “Never Not Working,” Malissa Clark debunks the widely-held belief that to compete with other top talent, workers must embrace a culture that rewards long hours and a constant connection to work. Clark claims that the explicit and implicit contracts that endorse busyness, overwork, and extreme commitment are actually unhealthy and counterproductive for employees and businesses.

Clark, an associate professor in UGA’s psychology department, examines overwork and burnout, from both the individual’s perspective and an organizational perspective. She delivers a comprehensive, nuanced definition of workaholism and busts myths along the way.

This book shows readers how to escape the trap of putting work at the center of everything and losing your well-being–or your company’s performance–in the process.