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.