Home Forums Course assignment: knowledge-sharing of work-life balance issues How research and organizations can promote work-life balance?

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    Monika Lesiak-Manka

    Automatic extension of fixed-term contracts of teaching and research staff if they were absent due to maternity, paternity and parental leave.
    Extension of working hours.
    Scheduling of meetings, networking events.
    Additional funding for travel.
    On-site childcare.
    Gender-sensitive recruitment.
    Continuous communication.
    Modified responsibilities: research period after maternity leave.


    If the question is really how to promote all these named activities, I recommend the following:

    write articles and place them on Intranet
    possibly even Internet – webpage of social networks, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Tweet and similar
    organise a promotion event, invite all employees online and in person and announce all these nice benefits and make sure they know about them, create small brochures and hand the out

    Anna Gredzinska

    I would like to share with you the platform with practical information on how to introduce WLB measures and provisions in your institutions. This is a platform developed in the Polish Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy and it a good source of knowledge on what kind of WLB measures are available and most suitable in different kind of organisations.

    The platform provides information on possible WLB solutions, their implementation, potential costs and benefits coming from the introduction of changes. Legal advice, good practices in the field of creating motivated and efficient teams, terminology, a practical WLB test – these are just some of the functionalities of this platform. Another one is a special search engine for tools. It matches optimum WLB solutions to the specific needs of different users: businesses of all sizes, depending on the field of activity, employees profile, cost of changes.

    Hope you will find it inspiring:


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