What is Work / Life Balance?
CP Balance HR are advocates for work/life balance and teaching employees, employers and job seekers how to get more balance in your lives; so what does that actually mean?
Is work/life balance:
- Working from home
- Working shorter hours
- Flexible start and finish times
- No structure on hours, just results
- Outsourcing more
- Doing less
- More time with the kids
- More sports
- Less demanding schedules
- Better technology and automation
- More interaction or less interaction
- More holidays / annual leave
The simple answer is that it can be all of these, as it is different for everyone!
Just because our definitions of work/life balance may vary, it doesn’t mean we don’t all deserve it.
I suggest work/life balance varies person to person because we all have different priorities away from work; for me it is my son. When I am at home with him, I like to be 100% present and focused, no distractions from work, my phone, email or computer – so I put them away, and only look at them again during my ‘work time’.
Of course, I would love to do more exercise, read more books, attend more events, and go on more holidays; but at the moment I get my balance from focusing on my career, and enjoying time with my family.
I still have improvements to make to get even more work/life balance, but this is already better than how I used to feel.
How do you get work/life balance? Your suggestions and comments are appreciated.
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I am a passionate recruitment leader, based in Brisbane. I love to help clients find the right person for their organisation, and help candidates find the ‘best fit’ for them.
I am mum to a threenager; and I understand the battle to find work/life balance. I call a spade a spade, and I’m a huge Rugby League fan.
I believe in Results Orientated Working Environments, equal pay for equal work, and the ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality.