Whitepaper #250 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: state of the profession.
The entire Heliophysics research system hinders/ discourages proper work-life balance. A core issue stems from the culture of “work-above-life” associated with mission development and implementation but also the expectations that seem to originate from announcements by agencies. We are calling for work-life balance plans and implementation to be a criterion used for mission down-selection.