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Navigating Work-Life Conflict

A new video from Civios highlights research by Assistant Professor Carrie Oelberger

March 8, 2018—A new video from Civios examines work-life conflict and the challenge of navigating the boundaries between our personal and work lives. "The more meaningful someone finds their work, the harder it will be for them to erect those boundaries," says Carrie Oelberger, an assistant professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Rather than placing the burden solely on individuals, Oelberger argues that employers have a responsibility to encourage work-life balance—especially if there's an existing organizational culture that encourages over-work. "If we're retaining workers that are deeply personally discontented then that has really negative outcomes both for the workers and for the organizations," she says.

Watch the Civios video

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