Three Models of ‘Work-Life Balance’ for the New Normal

The term work-life balance was first popularized by the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1980s, and though the term has evident visceral power and has lived on in our collective imagination since, it is still an extremely nebulous concept to most.

How we define it matters a lot – it is the central question upon which everything we’ve discussed rests. So having looked in some detail at the various questions that will define the future of work-life balance in chapters 1-3, in the fourth and final chapter of our whitepaper The Work-Life Rebalance”,we need to start addressing the crux of the matter – what will a ‘work-life balance’ really mean for you in the coming years and decades?

Clearly, there are numerous nuances to consider, and every individual and organizations will have their own detailed definitions. But we’d like to conclude by offering three distinct approaches to the question, in the hopes of giving you some space to think through exactly what each would mean for your work, your life and your future.

1.       Work-Life as Integrated

2.       Work-Life as Separate

3.       Work-Life as Flexible

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  • Chapter 1: A Historical Perspective on Work-Life Balance

  • Chapter 2: How Work-Life Balance Could Be Restored

  • Chapter 3: How Changes to Work Will Affect the Wider World

  • Chapter 4: Three Models of ‘Work-Life Balance’ for the New Normal