Teleworking could fuel overtime work

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A report delivered by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Eurofund did show that “the use of modern communication technologies facilitates a better overall work-life balance,” said Jon Messenger, one of its co-authors. However, people teleworking would have a tendency to work longer hours, and have higher levels of stress as a result of overlapping paid work and personal life,” the report stressed. Summing up, teleworking is fine as long as you set work time limits and apply them. Across the European Union (EU), an average of about 17% of employees are engaged in telework/ICT-mobile work (T/ICTM).

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