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Glorified in death: Why companies love Abhimanyus who die young

Often people start assuming that ignoring family life will somehow make them successful, as they will be rewarded for this ‘sacrifice’. Those who work odd hours, refuse to sleep or eat or rest, become heroes in the workplace. They are seen as displayers of true integrity. Anyone who is smart and organised, who balances work and life, is seen as selfish, cunning and not committed to the task at hand. This is especially seen in jobs related to strategy, creativity, and marketing, where the endpoint is not clearly measurable, people compensate and justify their salary by overworking, by creating problems and investing time and resources at solving them. We live in a world where bards sing about Abhimanyus who die young not Ranchodrais who live to fight another day.

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