The term “Work-life balance” means exactly what you would think; it’s finding the middle ground between professional work commitments and personal life commitments.
Drawing quickly to a close are the days of the nine to five, Monday to Friday workforce. In its place the rise of the flexible workplace is currently occurring.
Businesses are realising that workers are humans, and as such usually have non work activities they need to focus on, such as family, hobbies and other important areas.
To compensate, there are indeed ways to balance these commitments out with the work that needs doing. Simple things like flexible scheduling serve as an important compromise and could ultimately save money in the long run (turnover and new hiring is never cheap): rather than having the same hours every day of the week, employees can work longer on some days than others, or even work three 12 hour days or four 10 hour days instead of the average five day week 8 hours a day.
Coupled together with advances in technology which have led to the ease in which we can now talk, see and even share work in real time, the workplace is more flexible than ever!
How’s your work life balance currently suiting you? Are you making sure that you have a healthy amount of both?