Work-life balance is about effectively managing the juggling act between paid work and the other activities that are important to people. It's not about saying that work is wrong or bad, but that work shouldn't completely crowd out the other things that matter to people like time with family, participation in community activities, voluntary work, personal development, leisure and recreation.
The 'right' balance is a very personal thing and will change for each person at different times of their lives. For some people the issue is being able to get into work or find more work rather than having too much work. There is no 'one size fits all' solution.
This Project is about getting more people thinking about the work-life balance issues and helping more people enjoy the benefits.
Work-life balance is different for everyone. For some it may mean more work, for others less. We know many organisations are already investing in good work-life balance practices - and there's no 'one size fits all' solution. We aim to find out what's already being done, and see what other practical solutions could work for employers and employees.