Faced with company downsizing and concern about your financial security makes people work harder and not smarter at the office—killing productivity with a fear-fuelled scramble. Business experts, psychologists, and human resources professionals gather over at the NYTimes.com to comment on how the recession is affecting what goes on at the office when everyone's stressed and freaked out. There's a reduction in creativity and risk-taking, but also a stronger bond between people having this common difficult experience. There's a higher appreciation among the employed for their jobs and a willingness to work harder. How is the recession playing out for you psychologically? Are you working harder and getting more or the same amount done? Feeling more fearful and less willing to take risks, or has nothing changed? Let us know in the comments.