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COVID-19 Pandemic Causes Americans to Struggle in Achieving Work-Life Balance



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Americans are finding it more difficult to have a proper work-life balance amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A new survey by JDP found that 33 percent of Americans are working more than usual during the quarantine. Among those working more, 49 percent said it is “hard to keep boundaries between work and home life.”

This comes as the majority of workers are forced to do their jobs from their homes as the country continues to struggle with the pandemic.

Sixty-six percent of Americans said they are “more likely to work nights and/or weekends” compared to before. They were also asked whether they have more distractions at work or at home. Regarding this, 54 percent said there are more distractions at home.

“When people get pushed around more by home distractions they’re unfamiliar with, it extends their day,” said Jeff Wizceb, executive vice president for client experience at JDP.

“Many of us still have the same workloads, we still have deadlines, so if we get distracted for two hours midday, our workday gets two hours longer. And that adds up, which is why we see work spilling over into the weekends,” Wizceb added.

According to the data, 29 percent said there are more distractions at work while 17 percent said the distractions are about the same – showing a notable difference when compared to the percentage of those who said there are more distractions at home.

JDP surveyed 2,038 Americans who normally work in an office – over a five-day period from June 12th to June 16th.

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