21 Jul Technology Takeover: Helping Us Work from Home or Taking Over Our Lives?
Many people start a work-from-home business to have better balance between work and their personal life. And technology has made it more possible to do just that. Communication tools connect people remotely, regardless of their locations and has helped fuel the work-from-home trend. But technology also has a downside. The same technology that makes working from home possible is also a culprit to blame for poor work-life balance because it gives people constant connectivity. They “are always on”, finding it tough to truly leave work behind.
In fact, research indicates technology can erode the ability to achieve true work/life balance. Consider these stats:
• According to an Accenture survey, 70% of workers said technology caused work to creep into their personal lives.
• Nearly half of employees (45 percent) say they don’t have enough time in the week for personal activities, and
• One-fifth spend more than 20 hours a week working outside the office during their personal time, according to a WorkplaceTrends.com survey
Work-at-Home Business with Real Work/Life Balance
The stats might look grim, but there is a way to achieve work/life. The key is to select a work-from-home opportunity in which you have maximum flexibility. Be in charge of your schedule, so you don’t have to worry about getting emails after hours or scheduling online meetings at inconvenient times.
Work-from-home opportunities are available that let you schedule work time, so you can have fun time without work interruptions. For example, as a small call center business owner who uses the Arise platform, you dictate the projects you work on, how many hours you want to work, and the days and times. Work as little or as much as you want.
Set the boundaries for your life. The ability to schedule your day when you want, in ½ hour increments allows you to truly disconnect from work and attain work-life harmony. When it comes to your personal life, it’s up to you to do what’s so hard for millions of Americans: unplug from the Internet and emails and focus on life around you.
Register to use the Arise Platform – and start your journey to a more balanced life, and endless possibilities.