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What's the hurry?

Hurry sickness sufferers are often tired and stressed and end up achieving little of lasting value for their organisation

By Richard Jolly . 07 December 2015

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In the past ten years, Professor Richard Jolly has found that 95 per cent of the executives he has interviewed suffer from what he calls 'hurry sickness'.


Do you get a buzz from only… just… catching a plane? Or do you check your mobile phone multiple times an hour? If these symptoms sound familiar, they’re an understandable reaction to a world that’s increasingly complicated and chaotic. 


Getting things done feels good. And our brains reward us with a hit of dopamine. What busy executives don’t realise is that if they carry on like this it’ll affect not just their career but their health. Hurry sickness sufferers are often tired and stressed and end up achieving little of lasting value for their organisation.

Comments (1)

faustotazzi 2 years, 2 months and 11 days ago

Iinteresting article on a somewhat neglected but important topic, thanks for it. f

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