Articles & Research Abstracts
Traditional approach to work-life balance isn't 'realistic', warns U of T researcher
|Publication Date||January 3, 2017|
|Source Type||Online News Article|
This article focuses on the difficulty of attaining a traditional sense of work-life balance. Recent research suggests that employees often conceptualize work and life as two poles of a single spectrum that should be balanced, which may be unrealistic. Experts argue that instead of complete balance between domains, employees should focus on an individualized fit. In addition, employees should focus more on utilizing their current time more strategically. Instead of thinking about amounts of time, the article suggests making sure to spend quality time across domains. The article also highlights the potential negative effects of telework on the quality of time spent. In sum, employees should consider personal fit rather than complete balance, while also optimizing their available time.
|Keywords||Work-life balance, domain, fit, quality time, strategy, tele-work, optimization|
McNeil, S. (2017, January 3). Traditional approach to work-life balance isn’t ‘realistic’, warns U of T researcher. BNN [Online]. Retrieved January 9, 2017, from http://www.bnn.ca