Increasing work intensity, load & hours, especially among professionals:
increases in work intensity and workload that is not manageable is likely to impact wellbeing negatively
Lack of job security:
-lifetime employment and loyalty are no longer in existence, which can lead to increased stress levels, especially with people who have significant financial obligations and are dependent on income from a job.
Advancements in technology:
-Technology was meant to give us more time to participate in non-work related activities and leisure, however in reality the growth of technology as resulted in increased blurring of boundaries between work and non work domains, as people are more likely to complete work related activities in non work environments such as the family home.
Rise in dual income/career families:
-Limited time to fufill both responsibilities within the work and family domain and don't have the luxury of having one partner at home completing family tasks as both are working
-Those within the sandwich generation who have responsibilities for dependent childern and dependent parents/elderly are liikely to experience increased stress levels as they are unable to simultanously look after both and meet both family and work demands
Stagnant gender norms:
-Women's workloads have changed and now participate in both family and work domains which places increased pressure on them, which can negatively influence wellbeing.