The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) found that a poor work-life balance could “drive a wedge” between partners, when it surveyed 2,000 workers. Almost one third of those surveyed believed they had been affected by a poor work-life balance, citing long working hours and high workloads among their main difficulties. According to Dr Luise Vassie, executive director of policy at IOSH,: “The struggle to achieve a good work-life balance is an ever growing issue in today’s society. It seems that too many of us are letting work take hold of our lives, too many are seeing their relationships outside of work suffer as a consequence. This isn’t solely a problem for the employee – an unhappy worker is often an unproductive one.”
Almost two thirds of those questioned said their work-life balance was poor or could be better.