‘Work-life balance first appeared in the 1980’s when the workplace dynamic began to change.’
National Work-Life Week will focus on the importance of work-life balance and general well-being of employees so that they may become more enthusiastic and productive at work. Money is not the only matter which is important to employees, what about having sufficient time to get that all important ‘work-life balance’.
What is work-life balance? Work-life balance is about being able to make the balance between work and life function sufficiently over the long term. Positive work-life balance is the product of greater flexibility—employees today want greater control of their work - as a result productivity will increase. The key to being happy at work is all about dividing time between work, leisure, family and health.
The amount and quality of leisure time is important for people’s overall well-being, and can bring additional physical and mental health benefits. Employees who feel they have a better work-life balance tend to work harder than those who do not. Self-management is important; people need to control their own behaviour and expectations regarding work-life balance. For example, when an employee has things working in order at home, then things are going to work in order at work.