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Ask the Fuzer: Why is Work-Life Balance Important?

In a hyperconnected, always-on workforce, work has become less of a place, and more of an action. As we see IT leaders integrate technologies like cloud communications and collaboration solutions, flexibility at work becomes more accessible. Providing employees the right tools also increases the ability for businesses to incorporate remote work and flextime options into their regular employee benefits. From better health and wellbeing to looking after pets, our research uncovered a range of reasons employees crave flexibility: 

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Nearly all (95%) workers said work-life balance is an important factor when searching for a new job. And while it is obvious that a balanced professional and personal life is a priority for modern workers, it is important that organizations understand its impact on their workforce to truly cultivate a balanced work culture. 

We asked Fuzers why work-life balance is important to them: 

“I believe a work-life balance is important because it allows you to create time in your schedule to prioritize other aspects of life that you value or give you joy— ultimately this helps fulfill you. Maintaining this kind of lifestyle will allow you to have a clearer mindset when focusing on your career." - Kelley Wickles (Boston, MA)

"One of the biggest rules I follow while working remotely is to not 'sign on' the minute I wake up. Even though mornings are when I'm the most productive, I set aside time for personal projects, cooking breakfast, and meditating." - David Hopp (New York, NY)

“Not being bound to an office puts me back in control: whether it is riding my bike or being with my loved ones, I am in charge of my productivity.” - Jose Antonio Rubio Conesa (Murcia, Spain)

Technology’s impact blurs the lines between work and individual passions, and with this, the professional and personal lives of employees are more connected than ever. At Fuze, we believe that work and life should support each other, rather than cause the other to suffer. 

To learn more about the perceptions of work-life balance and what employees expect from their employers, visit:  

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Amanda Maksymiw

Amanda Maksymiw

Amanda is responsible for setting and managing the Fuze content marketing strategy including creating, producing and publishing engaging content. Throughout her career, she's worked with fast-growing tech companies and VCs on developing content marketing, influencer marketing and social media strategies. Amanda received her BBA in Marketing from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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