Since the advent of smart phones and other emergent technologies, work does not end when the employee leaves the office or worksite. In fact technology has tied many workers to their jobs 24 hours a day which often results in heightened instances of stress and anxiety. Other negative outcomes are exhaustion and loss of valuable time with family and friends.
A Way Forward
More and more businesses are recognizing the impact of the work-life balance on the productivity and creativity of their employees. However, the key to addressing this problem is to find a balance between the two worlds while demonstrating the courage to do something different despite potential hits to a company’s bottom line.Technology has tied many workers to their jobs 24 hours a day which often results in heightened instances of stress and anxiety. Click To Tweet
Employers have a responsibility to ensure staff members are maintaining the necessary balance, while offering relief for over-stressed personnel. Ultimately, however, the decision rests with the individual to take the steps to strike for a work-life balance.
Five Key Practices
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