Life Work Balance evolved from the phrase “work-life balance.”
Reversing the words to life-work balance helps us prioritize life, while also acknowledging most of us cannot live comfortably (financially, emotionally, etc.) without the benefits work provides. Successfully managing your roles in life and work requires you maintain a healthy balance between your personal and professional life.
Whether you are a student, retired, working several jobs at once, unemployed, in a career transition, or happily employed, the world of work influences your life. From a very young age we are asked, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Society makes it seem like growing up and working is a primary purpose in life, but it’s important to find a balance where we can both work in an enjoyable and rewarding career while also live life to the fullest.
It is pretty typical for individuals to hold between 10-15 jobs over the course of their life (average of 12, Bureau of Labor Statistics). It is much harder to work for a single employer for the course of your career, which means it’s likely you will experience career exploration, transition, and management multiple times throughout your life.
From an employer standpoint, expecting turnover is disappointing and the statistics above are nothing to celebrate. If you and your company want to help make it easy for your employees to stick around, we can work together to increase employee engagement and overall workplace satisfaction.
Whether you need your resume reviewed because you are beginning to explore a new career option, or you are happy in your job and are nervous about asking for a promotion, Life Work Balance is here for you regardless of your career phase.
If your company wants to offer professional development opportunities for your staff, Life Work Balance provides training, workshops, and organizational consultation on a variety of topics.