What is Downshifting?


‘Downshifting’ refers to the slowing down of the pace of life as one begins to appreciate the finer things in life. The term is called downshifting as it is similar to a car shifting into lower gears to move slower.


Concerning HR, downshifting refers to the attempts made to find a work-life balance, especially with employees who are more prone to spending a long time at the office and being workaholics. An HR will act as a friend and help the employee maintain their work-life balance by reducing stress, improving family relationships and even giving less work.


Downshifting has gained momentum as a lifestyle choice in general as the increased stress of modern workspaces and its focus on materialism have made people weary of the modern way of life.

More HR Terms

Employee Relations

What is Employee Relations?   ‘Employee Relations’ is the term used to define the efforts taken by an employer in maintaining a healthy relationship with

Yellow Dog Contract

What is Yellow Dog Contract?   ‘Yellow Dog Contract’ or ‘yellow dog clauses’ refers to the practice of refraining an employee from joining a union

Competency Modelling

What is Competency Modelling?   ‘Competency Modelling’ is a process developed to understand the competencies available throughout the company and take necessary actions. It helps

Contact Us

Contact Us

We use cookies on our website to provide you with the best experience.
Take a look at our ‘privacy policy’