Owning a business is a calling in life. It is an enormous responsibility and honour. The only accomplishment in life that might top it is that of being a parent.
Two in three UK entrepreneurs think work-life balance is an overrated pipedream, going so far as to see it as a necessary sacrifice for success. Is this sustainable?
Spare a thought for owners of the UK’s small businesses – with more than half saying they expect to work on Christmas Day.
The working week and its 5:2 ratio has been the norm for the last century or so. But in an age of disruptive technologies, it’s time to think about making a change.
In the words of recently-departed funny man, Ken Dodd, happiness is the greatest gift to possess. But narrowing down exactly what makes someone happy is a whole different ball game, especially when it comes to business and achieving the mystical perfect work-life balance.
We’ve just had the first of two long weekends this month after yesterday’s Bank Holiday. But I am certain that, while the extra day might have provided some much-needed downtime for many of the country’s workers, for many entrepreneurs it’s not so easy to switch off.
Research has shown that 26% of the UK population believe they do not have a good work-life balance. Pair this with the 58% who state they are “too tired” to exercise during the work week, and it’s clear we need to find ways to help employees be healthy and happy.
Samantha Caine, client services director at Business Linked Teams, outlines the important steps businesses should take to slash the rates of employee burnout.
It’s World Sleep Day and according to recent reports the average Brit spends more than seven-and-a-half years of their lifetime feeling tired.
As a business owner or manager you have a degree of responsibility for your workforces’ wellbeing. So how do you go about influencing a transformation in your employees’ lifestyles in order to guarantee they are achieving a healthy work-life balance?
According to serial entrepreneur Peter Tuvey, a father of five and founder of Fleximize, parentpreneurs are balancing two types of offspring – each requiring attention and near-constant nurturing, and both carrying the same risk of heartbreak.
Pip Hulbert, CEO of digital agency Wunderman UK, explains why wellbeing is every business’ business.