As summer comes to a close and families prepare for back-to-school, making work and life balance—while juggling job expectations and career aspirations, helping with homework or school projects, and attending extracurricular activities—can be a challenge. The growing role of technology in our daily lives can add to this struggle, as expectations for employees to always be connected can further blur the lines between work time and personal time.
In a new article published in HR People and Strategy, “5 Simple Ways to Help Your Team (and Self) Achieve Better Work-Life Balance,” Kim Christfort, national managing director of the Deloitte Greenhouse Experience, says that many business leaders and workers fail to understand that 24-hour connectivity isn’t the best thing for well-being or productivity. Studies show that overworking employees can lead to decreased productivity, and even health issues.
Christfort provides five tips to carve out time for yourself and your family despite a demanding schedule, which may help those Business Chemistry types more prone to experience stress.