In the best of circumstances, striking a healthy work and life balance can be challenging, but it can become even more intimidating, as well as vital, during periods of economic stagnation and uncertainty.
Because of the Great Recession and the resulting cuts and layoffs, many people work longer hours with roles that are more complex than ever before. Workers who fear losing their employment are determined to demonstrate that they are vital team members.
Today's portable electronic devices have blurred the boundaries between work and home, also adding stress. The days are gone when leaving the office meant abandoning our work. As a result, employees can now reach out to their bosses, co-workers, and customers at any time.