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The Pressure of an ‘Always On’ Work Culture: How Employees Struggle with Taking Time Off


In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive work environment, the concept of an ‘always on’ culture has become increasingly prevalent. This refers to the expectation that employees are constantly available and connected to work, even outside of traditional working hours. While this may seem like a positive aspect of modern work culture, it has also created a sense of shame and guilt among employees when it comes to taking time off. Despite company policies that claim to encourage work-life balance, the pressure to always be ‘on’ has made it difficult for employees to disconnect and prioritize their well-being. In this blog, we will explore the impact of an ‘always on’ work culture on employees and how it has led to a culture of shame around taking time off.

The Pressure to Always be ‘On’

With the rise of technology and remote work, the boundaries between work and personal life have become increasingly blurred. Employees are expected to be available and responsive at all times, whether it’s responding to emails after work hours or being  

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