The team at Awbery in Derbyshire are being encouraged to think about how they can improve the balance between home life and the office as part of National Work Life Week (2-6 October 2017).
The leadership, management, HR and coaching firm is supporting the national campaign by charity Working Families, with a programme of fun and active daily themes throughout the Week that are designed to stimulate both clients’ and its own teams’ awareness of wellbeing in the workplace, and its important role in achieving a healthy work life balance.
Mary Sisson, Director at Awbery and a wellbeing specialist, explains: “We want to highlight the ways we can help members of staff find the right work life balance. This is good for them and their families. And it makes great business sense too because our people are more motivated and productive. The national Work Life Week campaign is the perfect opportunity for us all to focus on being healthy and the benefits of this at work and home.”
Awbery’s Work Life Week will feature:
- Motivational Monday – The whole Awbery team will take part in a workout to motivate and encourage healthy lifestyles.
- Treat Tuesday – A healthy treats picnic for all Awbery’s team in its office in Repton to keep energy levels consistent and ensuring breaks are taken.
- Wellness Wednesday –Awbery Director and wellbeing specialist Mary Sisson will broadcast a Podcast that will be downloadable from the firm’s website awberymanagement.co.uk on resilience and staying well when balancing family and work life.
- Therapeutic Thursday – Awbery’s office will be de-stressed with therapeutic music, fruit smoothies and herbal teas – and no caffeine consumed throughout the day.There will be a raffle with the prize being a relaxing pamper treatment at a local beauty therapist.
- Flexible Friday – Awbery’s management team will encourage staff to work flexible hours in a step to support a work/life balance that suits them.
Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive of Working Families, the work life balance charity behind the national campaign, said: “It’s great to see employers, such as Awbery, talking to their employees about doing things differently and ensuring their people have a better work-life balance. Going with the grain of people’s lives means they able and willing to give their all at work. Flexibility is better for business and better for families.”
Working Families, which helps parents and carers – and their employers – find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work, is encouraging organisations to take part in National Work Life Week from October 2 to 6, 2017. The charity hopes the campaign will spark conversations among employees about the benefits of time spent away from work and ways they can improve their work-life balance.
Awbery is one of the UK’s leaders in the creation of leadership and management, HR and coaching solutions. Awbery has its head office in Repton, Derbyshire and delivers high-impact leadership and management development programmes, HR and coaching solutions to multi-national organisations across the UK. Awbery has developed a unique “Fit to Lead” programme based on leading edge research development and wellbeing.
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