‘Work-Life Balance’ Is Backfiring on Employers. Here’s Why.

Rates of employee engagement in the United States have dropped to startlingly low levels, according to a recent nationwide survey. Some experts believe that our culture’s tireless pursuit of the elusive work-life balance ideal might be to blame. Work-life balance has been a popular buzz term in the business world for years now, but in practice the idea is neither practical nor even attainable. Some of the major roadblocks standing in the way of this balance ever becoming achievable include individuals’ hardwired negativity biases, misguided perspectives, and the increasingly interconnected nature of work. Rather than treating the home and the office as two separate entities, author Jennifer Moss is suggesting that businesses instead strive for a new concept: work-life integration.

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