Features | 02.27.2017

Forbes India: Forget work-life balance, strive for work-life harmony

I recently came across a global survey conducted by Ernst & Young about work-life balance. It was conducted from November 2014 to January 2015 with 9,700 full-time employees between the age group of 18 and 67, across eight countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, China, Japan and India. I was not surprised, but sad, to see that the survey found one-third of professionals saying that work-life balance is harder to find. Long working hours, increased work responsibility, excessive overtime hours, non-encouraging work environment and limited work flexibility are some of the commonly cited reasons.

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