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How To Be Productive Without Compromising Your Personal Value
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There’s an upshot to being super busy all the time.

When you tell other people how swamped you are these days, they’ll think you’re really important.

http://www.businessinsider.sg/why-being-...us-2016-12
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But according to new research from Columbia Business School, Georgetown University, and Harvard Business School, that implicit association between busyness and importance isn’t necessarily universal. While Americans see busyness as a status symbol, other cultures may instead see leisure time as a status symbol.
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For the study, which was described in The Harvard Business Review, researchers asked American participants to look at fake social-media posts from a supposedly busy person (“Oh I have been working non-stop all week!”) and from a person who supposedly had a lot of free time (“Enjoying a long lunch break”).
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Results showed that participants rated the people who’d posted about being busy as higher in social status than people who’d posted about their free time.
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The most fascinating experiment in the study compared Americans’ perceptions of busyness to Italians’. Participants read about a 35-year-old man who worked long hours and had a full calendar and a 35-year-old man who didn’t work and had a leisurely lifestyle.
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Sure enough, Americans rated the man who worked long hours as higher status. But Italians rated the man of leisure as higher status.
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The researchers found that this cultural difference boils down to different perceptions of social mobility in the two countries.
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The researchers found that this cultural difference boils down to different perceptions of social mobility in the two countries.
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#9
Previous research suggests that people tend to brag about how much they’re “working” — even if they’re not technically working for all that time. That’s because it suggests to others that they’re important and influential.
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Of course, when you keep telling other people how busy (and important) you are, you might start to believe it yourself. But at least one time-management expert suggests that we generally have more time than we think.
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