work-life balance: the ability of employees to manage their work responsibilities with adequate time for rest, leisure, and personal relationships
South Korea Considering A 69-hour Work Week
A company in India created software that tells employees to go home. This is part of a trend to stop long working hours from hurting people’s health and relationships. The WHO says that working more than 55 hours a week can increase the risk of stroke and heart disease.
Meanwhile, the South Korean government seems less concerned with work-life balance. South Korea already has some of the longest working hours in the world. Yet, the government will consider a proposal to increase the maximum legal working hours up to 69 hours a week.
1. It’s important to have a good work-life balance to maintain good mental and physical health.
2. Many companies offer flexible working hours to help employees achieve a better work-life balance.
3. The pandemic has made it challenging for many people to maintain a healthy work-life balance with remote work and social distancing measures.
Please go home! Indian firm deploys software for work-life balance