Employee work-life balance is inextricably lined to happy and productive business. According to the Work-Life Imbalance study by Workfront, however, technology is causing work to creep into employees' personal lives- often with costly results. (PRNewsFoto/Workfront)

Employee work-life balance is inextricably lined to happy and productive business. According to the Work-Life Imbalance study by Workfront, however, technology is causing work to creep into employees‘ personal lives- often with costly results. (PRNewsFoto/Workfront)

Workfront officials reported in their survey that two in five employees say that a bad work/life balance ruins the time spent with family and friends. They also found 60 percent of employees believe bad bosses (e.g., demanding, overbearing, mean) can have a negative impact on work/life balance. And more than 50 percent of employees think technology has ruined the modern family dinner because employers/clients demand responses at any hour.

via Is Your Boss or Your Phone Ruining Your Dinner?.

And this statement by Joe Staples, CMO of Workfront, is a good fit to my 13 (not only) email communication rules:

“On the other hand, if they see that emails from the boss stop at 5:30 p.m. sharp, they will also emulate that behavior.”

via Is Your Boss or Your Phone Ruining Your Dinner? – Page 2.

The big challenge: If you are working in an international company in different time zones, the rule isn’t working … Unfortunately. Nevertheless. The rule „Don’t email over the weekend“ is worth to consider for every boss (team leader, and employee)!

P.S. To view the full report, visit, http://www.workfront.com/worklife.

 

Veröffentlicht von Stefan Pfeiffer

Stefan Pfeiffer ist seit 2007 bei der IBM in verschiedenen Marketingpositionen tätig. Als gelernter Journalist hat er natürlich eine Leidenschaft für das Schreiben, die er hier im CIO Kurator, aber auch in seinem persönlichen Blog DigitalNaiv auslebt. Seine inhaltliche Leidenschaft im IT-Umfeld gilt dem digitalen Arbeitsplatz, dem Digital Workplace. Auf Twitter ist er als @DigitalNaiv „erreichbar“.

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