Saturday, March 14, 2009

Long hours link to dementia risk

Something I really like from the Agile Methodology is the 40 hour week. BBC News is reporting:
Long working hours may raise the risk of mental decline and possibly dementia, research suggests. The Finnish-led study was based on analysis of 2,214 middle-aged British civil servants. It found that those working more than 55 hours a week had poorer mental skills than those who worked a standard working week. The American Journal of Epidemiology study found hard workers had problems with short-term memory and word recall. “ This should say to employers that insisting people work long hours is actually not good for your business ” - Professor Cary Cooper University of Lancaster