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!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Enjoy Family Fun Time With Your Teens This Summer (Yes, You Read Right)!

Guy Time: Why It’s Important for the Entire Family (Including You, Mom)!

Kids Whine? Try This Parenting Technique That Really Works!

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!