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Research Shows the Danger of Over-connection

As hybrid work arrangements in both home and office become increasingly common, Eurofound (the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions) finds such flexible arrangements can be both positive and detrimental and should perhaps be given significant consideration in the development of psychological regulations here in Australia.

In the executive summary of its Right-To-Disconnect paper Eurofound claims:

“Digital technologies have made it possible for many workers to carry out their work at any time and anywhere, with consequent advantages and disadvantages. Potential advantages include greater autonomy, better work–life balance, improved productivity and environmental benefits. However, the constant connection enabled by information and communications technology (ICT)-based mobile devices can pose risks to health and well-being, as well as causing work–life balance conflict linked to longer working hours and the blurring of boundaries between work and private life.”

Learn more here. Source: Safety at Work Blog May 25, 2022  by Kevin Jones

 

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