He explains that "in every senior job I've had I've tried to create an environment of professionalism and the very highest standards.
When it was necessary to get a job done, I expected my subordinates to work around the clock.
When that was not necessary, I wanted them to work normal hours, go home at a decent time, play with the kids,
enjoy family and friends, read a novel, clear their heads, daydream, and refresh themselves.
I wanted them to have a life outside the office.
I am paying them for the quality of their work, not for the hours they work.
That kind of environment has always produced the best results for me."
A related issue that affects many Americans is the extension of working hours.
In 2009, married middle-income parents worked about eight and a half hours more per week than in 1979.
This trend has been particularly pronounced among professionals and managers, especially men.
A survey of high-earning professionals in the corporate world
found that 62 percent work more than fifty hours a week and 10 percent work more than eighty hours per week.
Technology, while liberating us at times from the physical office, has also extended the workday.