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6 Effective Practices For Establishing A Work-Life Balance System

The separation of work and personal life can be challenging for some. In the wake of the pandemic, various roles were shifted and employees had to learn how to work remotely. As of July 2023, data from WFH Research states 12% of full-time employees were fully remote and 29% are in a hybrid arrangement. A 2022 survey revealed nearly half of remote workers struggled with work-life balance. Charter Communications’ Principal Service Designer Jeneba Wint believes adopting the mindset of integrating life into your work, and not the other way around, will be key to finding a happy medium. “I don’t believe in balance because I’m not putting this job before my life. So, I just find ways where integrated work can be integrated into my life,” Wint told AfroTech. We’ve created a list of helpful tips derived from Wint and Blavity Inc. Co-Founder and COO Jeff Nelson on what can be done to improve work-life balance.

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 16, 2023

Why This Entrepreneur's Company Created A Way To Clone Yourself

The shift in accessibility and popularity of remote work has increased since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. And with more people working from home, greater flexibility with tasks and projects is presumed. For some, this flexibility has been a Godsend. And we see this through popular memes, Reels, and TikTok videos that explore the various types of multitasking from people who have fully embraced the remote-work culture. But what if you didn’t have to figure out how to make that box braid appointment and your team meeting scheduled at the same time work? What if you could be in multiple places simultaneously and get paid for making it happen? CEO Brandon Cooper of Aphid has created a process that allows you to do just that.

Josh Rodgers

Apr 3, 2023

It's Now Illegal For Employers To Contact Remote Workers Outside Of Their Hours In Portugal

The pandemic has shifted the new normal for everyone around the world. We witnessed c ountless companies shift to a remote lifestyle to ensure employees would be better protected from contracting the virus. However, creating the separation between work life and home can become cumbersome when employers fail to create boundaries. According to researchers, some workers feel as if the workday no longer has a stopping point and their weekdays and weekends have no distinction. For workers with children, tending to their children was cited as the largest distraction to fulfilling their remote responsibilities. Fortunately, Portugal is stepping up implementing new protocols to help remote workers, sending a message to the world that etiquette work practices are possible and essential to helping employees thrive under the new normal. According to Euronews, Portugal’s new labor laws were approved by the country’s parliament on Friday, Nov. 5. “The pandemic has accelerated the need to...

Samantha Dorisca

Nov 11, 2021