Work-life balance is about finding the right balance between work and living life. The end goal is usually to provide employees with a conducive working environment that will aid in their evolution to become better employees who are more productive, thoughtful and less stressed.
In Singapore, however, work-life balance remains an elusive buzzword for many. Workers here have been ingrained with the notion that people are the country’s only resource, and Singaporean businesses have to maximise its “resources” or lose its competitive edge.
This may be why employees here work some of the longest hours in the world. According to a Forbes1 study, workers here put in an average of 48 hours each week in 2015. This was joint second in the world, beating other traditionally hardworking countries such as Japan, Germany and the United States of America.
There is hope however, we are still at the beginning of the year and by making these six resolutions, you may be a step closer to achieving the work-life balance you crave.