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Is work-life balance 'overrated?'

While more and more studies find that employees are seeking a better work-life balance, a new report by Gumtree Jobs revealed that 36% of staff would like to have more flexibility with their working hours, researchers are now beginning to ask ‘is the balance is overrated’?

Spending quality time with family members and children is important to a large majority of today’s workforce, however, according to QZ.com, a handful of studies are now starting to challenge the ‘special family-time’ ethos, which flexible hours can offer parents.

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Comments (1)

  • Martin
    Martin
    Wed, 14 Aug 2019 8:28am BST
    In my experience there is no work-life balance. It is just life, and work is part of it. After all work is a way of socializing like playing games or eating together. The term work-life balance must have been invented by people who were looking for an argument to push demands. Served them well as every employee engagement survey around the world returns it and every company has a team working on it with no significant success. Outcomes are just demands for more perks.

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