Get Work Emails During Family Time? You've Gotta Read This! by Mei Marcie

Parenting
a year ago
Get Work Emails During Family Time? You've Gotta Read This!

A study on the effects of after-work email serves as a reminder for us all – if you're a supervisor, don't expect your staff to be "on" all the time. Here's how after-work email may affect us!

  • Adds to emotional exhaustion.
  • Upsets work-family balance.
  • Anticipation of being "pinged" is draining (even if not much work is needed to be done).
  • Less ability to detach from work.
  • Especially hard for people who prefer to keep job and family life separate.

Efforts to help, such as the French government passing a law this year requiring companies with 50 or more workers to limit after-hours email, are not common. That leaves it to us to help ourselves and our coworkers to have a work-life balance.

Read more about this study here

Donna John
What an interesting study, Mei Marcie! A great reminder to parents and companies. Thanks for sharing and putting a spotlight on preserving family time.
Mei Marcie
I saw this study just after a weekend of work and couldn't agree more! It's the anticipation of having to work that kills, not the work itself!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Thanks for this, Mei Marcie ! It's a must-read for working parents!

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