Posted on June 4, 2013 by allmumkind
Work-life balance working for you?
Did you know that the term "work-life balance' and 'flexible working' originated in America during the mid 80's. This was a period in the 80's when professionals were working much longer to the detriment of their families. The 'work-life balance' term was created.
Since then we have heard it more and more here in the UK and it is still a subject which can receive a negative reaction amongst a workforce. It can be divided from the 'real work' and often carries a stigma of 'part-time' and work for returning mothers.
Recent studies has been carried out to look at the drivers of trust and well-being. This also looks at environmental workplace factors, work-life integration, flexible working, workloads and what influence they actually have on well-being. It has been identified that there is a strong relationship between these factors and well-being which is a key predictor of performance. Workplaces needs to enable the workforce to flourish deliver their best. It shouldn't be simply about flexible working policies but a culture built on trust.
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