Non-stop working cultures comes at the expense of the quality of our lives and our health.
A variety of personal reasons motivate people to run a small business.
Most owners of small businesses reconcile competing work and life demands in an ad hoc way.
A four-day week trial showed that if workers have more control over their job, they feel and perform better.
A trial of a four-day working week shows that employees felt better about their job, were more engaged and reported better work-life balance and less stress.
Burning the candle at both ends.
Do you check your work email before you go to bed at night and first thing when you wake? How about on holiday? This is the effect of mobile working.
Email overload is stressing us out.
The things we think about email, rightly or wrongly, and what light scientific research has to shine on them.
How much time and energy do people spend rating, reviewing and answering surveys?
Companies may benefit when customers create content, provide feedback and do busywork once done by paid employees, but what about the customers themselves – all of us?
Policymakers can get more for their money when planing incentives for mothers to work.
Employees are not working at work and working at home.
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Sending personal emails, a bit of online shopping, checking out your friend's holiday snaps on Facebook: that's workplace cyberloafing.
Having a job plays an important role in our overall happiness – yet research also shows most of us are unhappy while we're at work.
Six hours in Stockholm.
Sweden's switch to a six-hour working day is doing it the world of good.
Even though work hours have been shortened, people increasingly want more time with their family.
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Employees in countries with shorter working hours report more work-family conflict – what's going on?
Unions campaigned on Sunday penalty rates during the federal election.
Are penalty rates no longer relevant in the retail industry — and do they cost jobs? Recent research compared two neighbouring states where one raised rates to the other's level to find the answer.
Today’s ‘office’ for many is anywhere with a reliable internet connection.
If you could work from anywhere, where and how might you live?
In the age of the smartphone, it's often hard to switch off after work. Here's how employment law can help.
Research shows when there are three women on a board, as opposed to one, they are seen as individuals rather than the “female voice”.
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Australia's largest companies are happy to tick gender reporting boxes, but when it comes to pay equity they are largely silent.
Life is messy – and it's time we accepted that.
time pressure may be a better way to define work-life balance.
A work-life-family balance is highly valued by most workers and employers now realise they need to offer flexible arrangements such as reduced hours, flexi-time or telework (working from home). Workplace…
Some countries make it easier than others for women to have a family and keep on working.
Bedding in. Have we set a dangerous new precedent for work/life balance?
When workers are living their lives online, it's hard to see the joins between home and office. So how can employers answer the growing desire to seprate the seemingly inseparable?
What time do you think it’s safe for me to leave work?
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Despite macho career advice, it's time for scientists – and everyone else – to understand that the point is to work smarter, not longer and to strive for a realistic and livable work/life balance.