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Work-Life Blend

The rise of remote and hybrid work arrangements has largely erased the boundary between work and home and re-energized the debate over work/life balance. Multiple surveys have found that as employers require workers to return to physical workplaces, work/life balance is falling while stress is climbing.

As a result, some workplace experts suggest that the time has come to retire the concept of work/life balance (which was first introduced in 1910) and replace it with one better suited to this century.

Work/life integration (WLI) is a holistic approach that seeks to blend personal and professional needs. Rather than treating work and life as separate entities or creating a conflict between them, the goal of WLI is to find areas of compromise and synergy.

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