Work-Life Balance Report
Report · Published January 26th, 2021
Work-life balance has recently come into the spotlight as a popular topic of discussion. Drastic changes to work trends resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have led to employers and workers alike challenging thoughts about conventional work arrangements, and leaning toward remote work options. With an influx of workers starting to work remotely and from home(by choice or not), there’s a pressing need to achieve and maintain a healthy, sustainable work-life balance.
Coinage of the term “work-life balance” came about in the 1970s and 80s. Generational shifts in priorities had the workforce contemplating ways to prioritize family life and personal interests. It is necessary to balance work-life balance to be able
to achieve remote work success, especially when the line between work and personal life may blur. Though there is an imperative and overwhelming shift toward remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work trends have been
increasing since before the pandemic. It is estimated that in 2020, prior to the effects of the pandemic, there were 7 million people working remotely in the United States. Successful maintenance of work-life balance in remote work arrangements positively impacts worker efficiency and productivity.