"Going the extra mile" at work - helping colleagues, going beyond the confines of a narrow job description, taking on extra responsibilities - can help people feel more engaged with their work, improve job satisfaction and increase promotion prospects. But at what cost?
Bruce Rayton, Professor of Management at the University of Bath, recently presented research at the Employee Engagement Summit 2018, which shows that employees who work beyond the narrow boundaries of their job roles are at increased risk of mental health problems. Here is Bruce's presentation from the Summit.
You can read more about Bruce's research in his Conversation article published last year.