A New Era: Successfully Resetting Work Boundaries
The pandemic forced many to blur lines between work and home, creating habits that can be hard to undo. McKinsey research found that when working from home only 33% of employees disconnect from work communications when not working and more than a third feel like they need to be available for work 24/7. This always on mentality can lead to burnout, and ultimately turnover. But as new working norms emerge it is necessary for employees to reassess their lists of 'yeses' and 'nos' for long-term work satisfaction, and people managers can – and should – play a role. Policies and programs that encourage work-life balance are positive steps, but aren’t always the solve for creating an environment that encourages employees to keep to the boundaries right for them.
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