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>> We all do it, even if it's not necessarily the right direction.>>
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> Today people are hyper connected all the time. Also at work if you're more or less into what you do, it's difficult to let go.>> But a new French law is encouraging workers to do just that, allowing them not only to clock off but switch off when they leave the work place.
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No more out of work emails, for many, is a welcome chance to disconnect.>> I think we have to make a distinction between professional and private lives. Which is still not a very clear boundary in today's society.>> The feeling of not being able to follow the flow of information sent to us, creates a feeling of frustration.
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Stress a feeling of incompetence of inability to keep track and all these feelings can result in a burn out. France may have famously shot 35 hours working weeks but unions have long advocated for this law change. It's believed about 40% of executives' time is spent processing information. The law has no punishment for those who don't obey it though, of course not all habits are that easy to kick.