Australian Institute of Management - Jan 2017

Why leaders must encourage their teams to switch off

Today's business world can be demanding and the ability to achieve work life balance is becoming more and more difficult. Sometimes it can feel as though everything is a priority and it can be hard to navigate your way through the pressure. Employers can expect quite a lot from staff and we are increasingly putting additional pressure on ourselves to achieve greater results. However, when did it become acceptable for our 9am - 5pm working day to become 8am - 7pm with a Saturday morning or Sunday night included every now and then? Many of us have allowed this pressure to enter our lives, whether it's through confroming to workplace culture or feeling obliged to put in more hours.