The Edge explained: Work-Life Boundaries
Work defined us, but we’re losing our religion. Say goodbye to work-life blur and hello to drawing the lines. People are starting to put work in a box that’s separate from the rest of their lives and decouple passion from paycheck. And progressive companies and governments are helping them do it, to remedy burnout and attract talent. You are not your job anymore. We’re looking for purpose elsewhere and new ways to self-actualize.
Why is it relevant now?
Indefinite work from home is intensifying the already blurred lines between personal-life and work-life. Stressed out and spread thin, parents struggle to find balance in this new reality. Life in lockdown has them juggling the roles of employee, parent, spouse, teacher, and housemaid. Without physical lines in the sand to demarcate work-time from home-time, a never-ending shift of five jobs erodes mental wellness.
What if …
Workplaces forcibly drew bold lines to blur the boundaries, helping prevent burnt-out employees?
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