The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic increase in telework in Europe. Although benefiting from greater flexibility and autonomy, teleworkers often had a greater workload, with a negative impact on work-life balance.
An inadequate work-life balance in tele-working settings can have a very negative impact on workers and their wellbeing. Workers and managers should follow certain rules/recommendations to ensure a better work-life balance for remote workers.
Work-life balance, telework, smart-work, health
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