National Work Life Week, launched by charity Working Families, runs from 1 - 5 October. It's a chance for both employers and employees to reflect on wellbeing at work, and the quality of their own work-life balance.
In the UK productivity is considered to be low, while presenteeism (people coming to work when they are ill, or feeling unproductive) is rife. The statistics show that people are putting in the hours - in fact, according to TUC, UK workers put in over £31 billion worth of unpaid overtime each year. And yet, this is not reflected in the country's output.
There are many reasons for poor productivity. Workplace stress and other mental health problems appear to be on the rise. Illness, injury and musculoskeletal disorders may also be to blame. It's important that staff are given the tools and encouragement to take care of their health and wellbeing so that they can perform to their potentials at work. A big part of this is maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
In celebration of Work Life Week 2018, we've produced an infographic featuring 10 tips for improving your work-life balance. Explore it below, or click the image to download a PDF.