The Red Zone , according to an article in The Fast Company , is a program started 3 years ago in the Boston Consulting Group to spot and tame chronic over workers. When a consultant averages more than 60 hours per week over any five weeks, he or she is flagged on reports seen by partners and managers.

What is striking is the effort made to get consultants to slow down and reduce risk of burn out in an industry characterized by long work hours.

Of course, hours of work is but one indicator. No one claims that the best achievements are from those who work most.

Do you want to have a variant of the Red Zone in your organisation ?