Nearly nine of ten Americans see work/life balance issues as a problem; 54percent say it's a “significant problem.”
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who still have jobs to balance the pressures of work with the rest of life,
according to a new survey from StrategyOne. "Far from just being happy they
have a job, significant numbers of American workers are asking companies to
step up to the plate and address this issue more effectively,” says Bradley
Honan, Vice President of StrategyOne, who authored the study. “Workers are
being asked to do 'more with less' and the strain on them is clearly
showing.” Yet many workers report that their employers are not doing enough
to address the situation, and the survey shows a decrease in time available
for important things like family, exercise, and routine chores. Sooner or
later, this has to take a toll on worker performance, but if you are one of
the millions now doing the jobs of former colleagues in addition to your
own, the discomforting reality doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon.
More than 1,040 Americans took part in the survey.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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