Showing posts with label The new work culture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The new work culture. Show all posts

Friday, October 1, 2010

The new work culture

As offices open up to flexible work hours and remote access to the workplace, our work culture is going through a revolution of sorts. The days when you could switch off the PC at the stroke of 5 and focus on a relaxing evening with family and friends are long gone. And working overtime has taken on a whole new meaning.

It is the age of data cards and plug-and-play internet connections. Smart-phones that let you check e-mail, Video Conference (VC) ,schedule appointments, even create presentations. Time and location have become virtually irrelevant as everything is now at our fingertips.

All these changes might be convenient, yes. But are they really working in our favour? Do we forget to switch off from work even when we are home, or on vacation thanks to technology and a work culture that demands we respond to business needs ASAP? 

Has the change in work culture affected your professional and personal life? Have the leaps in technology helped you strike a balance between work and home? Or is the boundary between your work-life and personal-life blurred?

Tell us how you are coping with the new work culture. Why you love it and why you don't. How you manage to draw the line between work and home.

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