Jeffrey Pfeffer on work

“Companies also play to our egos. They say, ‘What’s wrong with you? Aren’t you good enough?’ Who wants to admit they’re not good enough? And we are influenced by what we see our peers doing. I’ve had people say to me: ‘I look around and all my colleagues are working themselves to death. What makes me think I’m so special that I don’t have to?’ We have come to normalize the unacceptable. It’s hideous.”

— Jeffrey Pfeffer