The term “Work-life balance” is frequently used to describe a trade-off between work and life responsibilities and or goals. You balance the amount time spent on work-related tasks versus time spent with family, friends, and personal interests.
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way we live, work, and play. With more people working from home and children completing school remotely, there has been a considerable blurring of boundaries between work and home. These factors are reigniting the discussion on whether employees should have a right to disconnect from their workplace. But is this something Canadians can expect? We will explore recent developments to help answer this question.
We live in an age of increased workplace stress (not to mention societal stress in the form of newspaper headlines), and burnout has now been recognized in the International Classification of Diseases as an occupational phenomenon.