What is a healthy work life balance?
It’s a question that candidates ask of their employers and prospective employers all the time.
It’s a benefit that employers promote to encourage new applicants.
So everyone talks about it but do we truly know what it is. Of course the added twist is that it’s different for every employer and candidate.
Should the question be what makes a happy work force that delivers strong output whilst being healthy mentally and physically?
The article here looks at if moving to a 4 day working week delivers the holy grail of the perfect work life balance. This experiment in New Zealand shows that there are positive results. Although how sustainable they are is yet to be proved. It will be interesting to come back in a years time to see if the results remain so positive. Plus not all companies can move to this type of working week. Have a read and ask yourself if this is the future for a healthy work life balance.
The analysis shows that employees working four-day weeks felt better about their job — all while maintaining the same level of productivity. Interestingly, they also experienced a small but significant decrease in work demands.