Impact of Workday Length on Work-life Balance

In a recent study, we found that employees' sense of a positive work-life balance is highly correlated with the length of their workday. In fact, those who worked more than 10 hours per day were 2x as likely to report feeling like they don’t have a good work-life balance. This is often a tell-tale sign that employees may be at an increased risk of burning out.

However, reducing the length of the workday is not always a terribly straightforward task. This leaves many companies asking themselves what the right strategies are to help reduce the total number of working hours.One of the most effective ways we’ve seen companies do this is to reduce the total number of daily distractions their employees have.

The companies we’re seeing tackle this challenge the best are companies that focus on:- Reducing the total number of meetings per day- Reducing the number of notifications and alerts from messaging platforms like Slack and Teams- Allocating daily blocks in the calendar for uninterrupted “Focus time”These simple strategies have allowed many companies to get more work done, reduce the workday length and improve the work-life balance of their employees.

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