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Why it’s so hard to put boundaries on our time

bbc.com

Technology helped to normalised the lack of boundaries in our lives. We are attached to our phones. With the lockdowns, office closures and more limited social lives have added to the norm.

  • A global study shows that the average daily working time increased

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Technological convergence, where every messaging application is available on every device, has created more freedom and flexibility around where and when we work. But it has also blurred the boundaries for knowledge workers.

This situation ...

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With companies that have an always-on culture, staff may be concerned about speaking up in case of potential trouble. Others are concerned about being viewed as less hard-working.

Some businesses and national governments are starting to look at the challenges of companies that are 'always o...

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How to think about work

The way we approach boundaries has to do with how we think as individuals.

  • Ask questions. Some may feel guilty for logging off and embracing free time. Instead, we should ask ourselves why we're feeling guilty and who exactly is pushing us to react? We...

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