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Life Balance: Don’t Work After Work

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, September 27th, 2016

While some leaders think that having employees respond to emails after work and on weekends is a good way to increase productivity, encouraging them to do so actually hurts their job performance and disrupts their life balance.

life balanceNew research suggests that employers damage their employeesꞌ well-being and work-life balance and weaken their job performance when they create those expectations.

Creating an “always on” culture during non-work time may prevent employees from ever fully disengaging from work, leading to chronic stress and emotional exhaustion, the study’s authors wrote. This lowered ability to disconnect translates into poorer work-family balance and causes emotional exhaustion which, past research has shown, negatively affects job performance.

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