The concept of work-life balance has never really been about keeping the two separate. More about managing the way they interact so that we don’t become overly engaged in one or the other (though, to be fair, it’s usually ‘work’ that is seen as needing balance). Usually, the focus is on supporting employees at an individual level but organisation-wide events and activities are also common. For example, open days, in which non-employees can go behind the scenes to better understand what goes on. A more explicitly family-focused event is the ‘bring your child to work day’ enabling them
Work-life balance has been an on-again-off-again hot topic for decades. You’d think we’d all have got the hang of it by now, employers and employees alike, but no, for some reason it continues to be a tricky act to pull off. What exactly is work-life balance? The idea of a conflict between time spent working and time spent at leisure dates back to the 19th century, but the modern-day idea of balancing your job or career and your lifestyle (often defined as health, leisure, family, friends, spiritual goals, etc.) was first used in the UK in the 70s.
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