Ah the connected world. A modern marvel. Access to the internet of everything at our fingertips. Never out of contact with our friends and family. Especially good when it comes to flexible and agile working and allowing employees to work differently, smarter. it's Brilliant. Or is it?
Perhaps not when it means the lines between work life and home life become blurred. Is it setting the expectation that you'll check those emails in the evening or on your day off, you know because you can? This article provides some interesting stats on the issue of happiness vs work life and a good reminder for us all to check our own habits and how they may affect others.
The survey of 1,200 UK workers from CV Library found that 72.4% of Brits reply to work-related emails, or make work-related calls, in their free time. What’s more, one in three (34.8%) admit that they check their phone for work purposes immediately before they go to sleep and as soon as they wake up.