The concept of work-life balance is nothing new. I remember researching and speaking about it when I first started my career at Roffey Park, several years ago now (!) But, unfortunately, it is still somewhat elusive for many of us.
Several organisations continue to operate long hours’ cultures which value the hours put in rather than outputs achieved. We also have the pressures of ‘always on’ working cultures aided by developments in technology. And, earlier this year, our Health and Well-being at Work Survey in association with Simplyhealth, reported record levels of people reporting presenteeism –coming into work even though they were unwell. The survey also found that ‘leaveism’, such as people using annual leave to work, is also a growing problem.