As the world becomes increasingly connected, and the options for employees to work from home continue to increase, it gets harder and harder for people to maintain a comfortable work life balance. This is not because employers are encouraging that more work be completed over longer hours, simply, the shift has happened on its own due to the accessibility of information and communication.
You may have noticed this with your employees, or you have likely even noticed it happening to yourself! After all, when email is on your phone it makes it hard to stay away, whether you are on your morning commute or even when you are supposed to be on vacation. And though there is much discussion around the importance of maintaining work life balance, there is little that companies seem to be doing to enforce it, which is a shame.
However, these efforts, or lack of efforts, are not because there are no solutions. On the contrary, there are definitely steps that can be taken to better respect the work life balance, and help employees love life again.