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.