11-15 October 2021
The secret to a work life balance seems to be on everyone’s lips at the moment. The change in the way many are working and the way our homes are transforming into home/office hybrids has changed the outlook employees and employers have on work life balance in a positive way.
National Work Life Week is an annual campaign run by Working Families. The aim is to get both employers and employees talking about wellbeing at work and work-life balance. Employers are encouraged to use the week to provide activities for their staff, ands to showcase their flexible working policies and practices. They are running free webinars on 12th and 14th October to help get the conversation started. These are booked online: https://workingfamilies.org.uk/news-events/events/
Why is it so important?
According to Gallup’s State of the Workplace Research conducted in 2017, 53% of employees said they prefer a role which gives them greater work-life balance and personal well-being. It is therefore, vital to create an environment that promotes the wellbeing and happiness of the team.
What should you do?
Finally, life should be about enjoyment and relationships. Take the time to get to know your colleagues, you’ll have more fun working with and they will be more understanding if you need to take time off to attend a last-minute meeting at your child’s school or if you choose to start work earlier on Fridays to ensure an early finish.