by: Pichar Din
There are some benefits of staying late at the office: you can finish your job on time, you are able to get extra time to prepare the job ahead of your colleagues, you can have time alone to focus on your tasks.
According to a survey conducted to 100 employees, it shows that 67% of them have a lot of work during the day and 43% of them have meetings to attend to (Mitchell, 2018). Moreover, the same survey also shows that 6% of them want to look good: some stay late for no reasons just to impress the boss.
This is a very critical practice in the office. In fact, staying late at the office because of too much workload is not an answer. The employees may take the issue of too much workload to their manager’s attention. Staying late to complete job could throw them into a cycle, making them exhausted and unproductive.
Meanwhile, time management is important, especially for those whose schedules are regularly filled with meetings—they should request not to join irrelevant meetings. A recent study has shown that those who work late in the office have an increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Working late can also make you feel resentful towards your work, which is not good for your mental health or your productivity. (Lowe, n.d.).
Working late can be done once a while but not on daily basis. Work-life balance is very important. Employers must to take into account the extra hours employees put in to stay late at the office.