Working from home could improve work/life balance, say researchers

11/7/2012



A US researcher has said that employers should give their workers more flexible working hours.

Amit Kramer, a professor at the University of Illinois, said the workplace is not always 'ideal' for some workers and said flexible working hours would allow more employees to have a better work/life balance.

He told dailymail.co.uk: "In a time when the boundaries between work, life and family are so blurred with the increased use of technology that allows many employees to work everywhere, anytime, I think employers should consider offering flexible work arrangements to employees who can perform their work off-site and off-schedule."

The researcher was commenting after the results of a study he conducted were published.

The study, which was published in the Journal of Organisational Behaviour, looked into the relationship between pay levels, pay satisfaction and conflict at home. Devasheesh P. Bhave from Concordia University also helped to conduct the study.

As well as recommending flexible working hours, the study also found that pay rises only lead to short-term satisfaction according to forbes.com. It claimed that employees adapt to raising finance once they get a pay rise and change their lifestyle.

According to the data, employees start focusing on the social status of their pay, rather than their physical living costs.
















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