work-life balance


work-life balance
work-life balance ˌwork-ˈlife ˌbalance noun [uncountable]
a situation in which you are able to give the right amount of time and effort to your work and to your personal life outside work, for example to your family or to other interests:

• You can't have a proper work-life balance if you're in the office for 12 hours a day!

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work-life balance UK US (also work/life balance) noun [S or U] WORKPLACE
the amount of time you spend doing your job compared with the amount of time you spend with your family and doing things you enjoy: »

Men have low expectations of securing a better work-life balance.

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Smart employers know that workers who have a good work/life balance are more dependable, loyal, and productive.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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