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Why You Should Control What Hours You Work

The United Kingdom has a law that allows parents of children 16 and younger to petition their employers for flexible work...


The United Kingdom has a law that allows parents of children 16 and younger to petition their employers for flexible work arrangements-non-standard hours, working from home, and the like. It looks like it makes for healthier employees. Who knew?
Researchers for the Cochrane Library found employees who had control of their hours could have better blood pressure and heart rates. Its review of 10 studies of more than 16,000 people also said it might have a positive impact on mental health.
"Could have" and "might have" don't sound super conclusive, but the idea that better work-life harmony would make one less stressed out, and thereby improve health, seems pretty intuitive.There's no mention of whether flexible hours affected productivity, but I think it's fair to assume happier and healthier employees are better employees.
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