Work-Life Balance Initiatives
Society and companies, including universities, are facing major challenges such as demographic changes, globalization, knowledge-based society, transitions and human resources as a limiting factor.
The Principle of Combining Work-Life Balance (WLB)
Successful work-life balance is becoming more of a socio-political issue. Demographic changes over the next few years is to be expected as the competition to recruit professionals is growing exponentially and great potential on knowledge and creativity could be pushed to the wayside. According to studies, over 40% of women do not return to work after maternity leave even though women today are better education than ever before. A well-educated workforce require increasing measures to help successfully combine family and job responsibilities. Good pay and promotion prospects are no longer enough.
- Social developments are the basis for measures designed to support work-life balance.
- Work-life balance initiatives provide support services for university employees to help balance job/studies and everyday life.
- Work-life balance as cultural way of life.
- Work-life balance initiatives are embedded in an overall concept according to sustainability principles.