By Dawn Altnam

Advances in technology can easily end up being double-edged swords. Cloud technology that frees us from geographical constraints, such as smartphones and video chat, can wind up enabling us to work longer and harder than before.

Cloud computing is changing the way employees work, by giving them constant access to their jobs, even when they’re out of the office. It’s hard enough to maintain a good work-life balance; when you have instant access to data and software from anywhere, the temptation to keep working beyond reasonable expectations can be tremendous.

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Written by HeatherStone
816 days ago

Hi Dawn,

Thanks for the thoughtful post about the very real positive and negative aspects of cloud technology and access to the tools and data used for work at all times of day. In truth, I think it comes down to a question of discipline. Work/life balance requires effort, no matter what the technological realities. Thanks to Sian Phillips for sharing this one with the BizSugar community.



Written by lyceum
816 days ago

The good thing with physical gadgets, equipment and stuff in the cloud, is that you have an on/off button. You don't have to use it or check it all the time. Set up a sound schedule.



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