Shrinking Holiday Syndrome

I’m not obsessed with work-life balance, really I’m not.

It’s just that after being on a panel to discuss it, I keep reading stories about it, and I just have to share.

A few days ago I blogged about extreme jobs. Now from Australia, this story about shrinking-holiday syndrome.

Via the Sydney Morning Herald

The data identified several workplace conditions that were leading to shrinking-holiday syndrome, including the encroachment of work into personal life, the stress of not being able to take care of work issues remotely and the physical act of travelling into the office during days off and holidays.

It also found that many organisations were not giving their employees the tools required to work remotely, yet workers were expected to be on-call and available to travel into the office, which was leading to high levels of frustration.

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