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Improving Work-Life Balance Makes Leaders More Effective at Work

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Disconnecting can have practical implications for leaders at work.

Silencing your notifications and ignoring your email at the end of the workday could make you a better leader at your job, according to published research.

Managers who disconnect from their jobs at home feel more refreshed the next day, identify as effective leaders, and help their employees stay on target better than bosses who spend their off hours focused on work.

Less-experienced leaders are especially prone to becoming ineffective if they spent their time focusing on their jobs at home.

"The simple message of this study is that if you want to be an effective leader at work, leave work at work," says Klodiana Lanaj, a professor at the University of Florida, and an author of the study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

From University of Florida
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