Here’s one way to convince everyone you’re the hardest-working person at the office.
Of course, putting in long hours doesn’t necessarily make you a top performer. There’s a ton of evidence that shows people who put in the most time aren’t the most productive workers.
The more hours you put in beyond 40 a week, the worse you tend to feel, according to a global study cited in this New York Times article from last year.
Plus, long hours are bad for your health.
Still, so-called “face time” at your desk probably won’t hurt your reputation, particularly if your boss isn’t a keeping up on the latest social science research.