All work and no play… Have you found the balance? This week is National Work Life Week
National Work Life Week aims to get both employers and their employees talking about wellbeing at work and work life fit. It’s an opportunity for employers to show their employees, and potential candidates, how their organisation is striving for a family friendly and flexible working culture.
Sometimes this gets forgotten and I'm sure we've all heard the line that you're working outdoors, with animals or for the good of wildlife so you must be doing it for the love of it! We might be but we also have families and home life and (I hope) hobbies that take us away from the stresses and strains of daily work, of trying to find a way to get 10 units out of a budget that is really meant for 8, after a long trying day dealing with difficult clients and partners or neighbours, or when a long fought for project hits the buffers and you finally admit it's just not going to happen. If you're getting overwhelmed, the family grumble that you're never there or when you are there you're not engaged then maybe it's time to have a conversation about changing your hours, getting some help or passing on a project or two at work.
Here at CJS we do our best to make sure no one works too long without breaks, whether that's an enforced break away from computers or taking time off either in a block or just an extra day or two. We work around family (including pets!) appointments and commitments swapping days and tasks to ensure everything gets done in a timely fashion but without overloading any one member of the team, it can get a bit hectic towards the end of the school year fitting in sports days and leavers assemblies!
After all, there's more to life….