With our growing use of e-mail and instant messaging services like Slack, experts are making a case that maintaining a work-life balance is much more difficult today than in the past. For instance, over half of all adults questioned by TV news show 60 Minutes stated they spend time outside of work monitoring their e-mails, with this number rising to 70% for younger generations.
What these stats show is that our current workplace culture may be encouraging early forms of work addiction, where individuals either feel anxious or guilty when they aren’t available to work or respond to messages. As a result, licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) today are treating a different type of addiction: Work addiction.
To learn more, check out the infographic below created by the Regis College Online Master of Social Work program.