Work-life balance better now than 2010, claims report

5/9/2012

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The work-life balance of UK workers is improving after figures noted a rise in happiness in workers since 2010.

That's according to a new Work-Life Balance Index published by Regus, cited by freshbusinessthinking.com, which suggests that out of a survey of 2,500 UK professionals, 60 per cent are enjoying their jobs more while 58 per cent feel that they have enough personal time.

Furthermore, an impressive 69 per cent of workers believe they achieve more at work now than in 2010, while around a third say that employers are making efforts to shorten commute time.

Overall, getting workers to achieve a healthy work-life balance is key for a CEO as it can improve productivity and instill flexible working practices in a business - a characteristic that is becoming increasingly common in modern business. 

Dr Clare Kelliher, Professor of Work and Organisation at the Cranfield School of Management, commented on the figures, cited by dofonline.co.uk: "We know that a good work-life balance is essential for employees to live healthy, happy and productive lives.

"The results from this report lend weight to the idea that happier staff are also more productive. At a time when all businesses are striving for growth, this serves as a reminder that employers should review their policies and practices to ensure that staff have the flexibility to achieve balance in their lives," she added.














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