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All Work & No Play… Makes Jack A Turk?!

Finding a suitable balance between work and daily living is a challenge that all workers face.

Families are particularly affected. The ability to successfully combine work, family commitments and personal life is important for the well-being of all members in a household.

1 in every 8 employees in the OECD works 50 hours or more per week, but, as Statista’s Dyfed Loesche notes, people in Turkey don’t have a work-life balance, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Mexicans aren’t really in the balance either…

Infographic: Countries With the Worst Work-Life Balance | Statista

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The United States and the United Kingdom also perform pretty poorly, out of all 35 OECD member countries (plus Russia, Brazil and South Africa) covered in the Better Life Index for 2017.

The most important aspect for a healthy work-life balance is the amount of time people spend (not) at work. The authors of the Better Life Index note that “evidence suggests that long work hours may impair personal health, jeopardise safety and increase stress.”

And the Dutch are apparently the people who enjoy the best work-life balance.