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This study posits that having time and energy for such activities in daily life would enhance well-being at multiple levels of significance and create a more balanced, sustainable and resilient model of work-life balance.
Findings suggest that work-life balance is a co-produced phenomenon, with complex interconnected relationships and argues that viewing work-life balance as a whole rather than in its parts is necessary if we are to achieve an egalitarian model of work-life balance, valuing individual well-being and resilience and sustainability of human time and energy over organizational success.
In short, my philosophy is that I love science, but I won’t die for it. Whenever I peak down the microscope and see those macrophages smiling back, I know I have the best job in the world.
I’m here because I like it, I believe that I’m good at it and I enjoy it. Sometimes I forget why I chose a career in science and there are days when I seriously consider leaving. I’m here because I really, really, so-deep-down-it’s-easily-forgotten enjoy the lab work. You don’t need to have your career planned out when you start a Ph D, but having an idea of why you’re here is actually a major motivational factor. You need to figure out what works for you and when you work best.
This study proposes that organizations need to adapt their cultures to develop a more egalitarian and employee-centred approach to work-life balance but identifies that cultural change at organizational levels alone would not be effective in challenging work-life imbalance.