Tag: Work/ Life Balance

Understanding the Definition of Burnout

Everyone in the working world has probably heard the term “burned out.” The term is often used even in nonemployment settings, such as by students in higher education feeling burned out by intense studies. Being burned out is generally considered negative, but there isn’t really a precise definition of the term. Defining Burnout “We tend […]

The Culture of Overwork

Colloquialisms about “sweatshops” and being “worked to the bone” by an employer are, of course, hyperbolic if taken anywhere near literally, at least in the United States, which has a robust set of laws and regulations aimed at preventing the exploitation of workers. Nevertheless, it is certainly true that the cultures of many companies tacitly […]

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A Post-Pandemic Shift in Work/Life Balance

Before March 2020, many HR professionals and hiring managers said a wide range of jobs simply couldn’t be performed off-site. Today, many of these same people are taking back their words. The pandemic has taught us that a wide range of jobs actually can be performed remotely, opening up new opportunities for both employers and […]

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Maintaining a Healthy (Remote) Work/Life Balance

The ability to work remotely had been a dream for countless Americans before the pandemic-driven shift to remote work for companies across the country. But that shift was more sudden and under much more stressful conditions than most newly remote employees likely envisioned when they dreamed of setting up shop in a home office. Moreover, […]

How to Stop Thinking About Work After Hours

Relaxing properly is essential to maintaining your physical and mental health. (The Japanese actually have their own word, karōshi, to refer to death from overwork.) In a professional context, failure to relax can impact the quality and quantity of work you produce. Learning not to think about work outside of working hours can, in fact, […]

5 Ways to Retain Talent in the Gig Economy

The gig economy is becoming increasingly popular. It is a free market system in which workers are primarily engaged in temporary work on a freelance basis as opposed to full-time work on a permanent basis.

Use summer as a chance to focus on what’s really important

by Dan Oswald Last week, we celebrated the first day of summer. With kids out of school for a few weeks now and the high temperatures we’ve experienced already, it seems like summer started quite a while ago. Either way, summer is here. It’s time for family vacations, afternoons at the ballpark, and concerts in […]