Work/life balance is essential to staff wellbeing and has also become a major element to staff retention and talent attraction. It is essential for both women and men to be able to work, produce and live.
Dismantling barriers to communication, enabling far greater connectivity, resulted in easier access to information and systems. Hence, more accommodating work/life balance policies can now be adopted in favor of family care, mental health, and social integration. Although the organization has advanced many system-wide work/life balance initiatives, from a field’s perspective, some policies need to be enhanced while the implementation of others remains a challenge. The Rest and Recuperation (R&R) framework needs to be realigned with its initially intended objective. The Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) policy needs to be adapted to the field in a more practically feasible manner. Family-related policies should be enhanced to provide for the different needs of a family.