Balancing work with the rest of our lives is something that we all have to do. There’s no doubt that the way that our working life is organised makes a difference to how we manage our lives and how we feel about work.
Working longer and longer hours is not good for business – or for you. Worrying about childcare will only add to your stress levels. Returning to work too soon or too long after the birth of your child, or after any major stressful event in your life, is likely to take its toll in the end.
Work-Life Balance policies and best practices are not just about families and childcare. Nor is it about working less. It’s about striking the right balance between what you can achieve at work and at home and being fresh enough to give your best to all areas of your life. It’s necessary for us all at whatever stage in our lives.
In some businesses there’s scope for flexibility in working patterns and in others it’s about offering other benefits – such as childcare vouchers or offering support for carers.
If you would like to know more about Work-Life Balance and how you can make it work for you, then email firstname.lastname@example.org or call into Wrexham Family Information Service for further information. Information is available about flexible-working arrangements, work breaks, legislation affecting work-life balance, and childcare vouchers.
Wrexham Family Information Service is part of the Eurobalance Project to promote Work-Life Balance across Europe.