Work-life balance is about people having a measure of control over when, where and how they work. Creating such a balance is what many people are looking for.
The Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) have issued a booklet called 'The Balanced Researcher'. It contains strategies for busy researchers. A copy to download is available. (Pdf 2.2Mb)
The University accepts that work-life balance is not only good for individuals and their families, but also teams and the University as a whole. As a result there are a number of ways in which staff are supported to help achieve the balance they want at particular times in their careers such as:
Work-life balance is an important part of the University Positive Working Environment Agenda that sets out to 'Make working life productive, rewarding, enjoyable and healthy'. Take a look at the PWE web site to find out what else the University is doing as part of this important initiative.
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