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Work / Life Integration Articles

In the hustle and bustle of life, enjoying the holidays with peace, joy and meaning can be a challenge.  Fortunately, there are plans we can make now to truly enjoy this season.

An updated, interactive version of UA Life & Work Connections' Family Resource Map is now available on mobile devices, making it easier for employees, students and visitors to find what they need while on campus.

In the pursuit of happiness, leaving work at work is an important goal.  In fact, having an enjoyable life outside of work helps us to be more productive and effective.  The following article offers practical tips in how to separate your work life from your home life.

Is it possible to learn how to say now in a heartfelt way?  Absolutely!  Let this article inspire you to build “compassionate boundaries.”

It’s easy to assume that when we work more, we get more done.  Especially if you work in an environment where the do list is longer than your day.  However, the science of productivity is challenging our long held beliefs about long work hours.  In fact, the time we spend away from our  work duties is an essential part of working well and preventing burn out.  Resting when we are tired is particularly important to increase our creativity and innovation.  Give yourself permission to cultivate a lifestyle of rest, relaxation and enjoyment despite the long work list.  

Planning and pacing in order to meet your needs and those of your dependents begins with taking care of yourself.

The University of Arizona is committed to the success of its faculty and staff and provides family-friendly benefits, services, and policies to support our employees' diverse family needs.

Employees report that they are more productive and more engaged in their work when there are able to balance the demands of work with other aspects of their lives. Improvements in physical and mental health are also associated with workplace flexibility. Below is evidence linking flexible work options to employee and family well-being.

Congratulations to these recently honored University programs and employees.
UA Life & Work Connections Earns WorldatWork Alliance Seal of Distinction
The WorldatWork Alliance has awarded the UA its Work-Life Progress 2015 Seal of Distinction. This distinction is awarded to employers in both the private and public sectors that support employees across all major aspects of work-life integration.

This report presents an economic perspective on flexible workplace policies and practices. The first section reports some of the changes in the U.S. workforce that have increased the need for flexibility in the workplace.

UA Life & Work Connections (LWC) - in partnership with Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC) - is pleased to announce the addition of twenty-eight (28)changing tables and the newest lactation space at AHSC. The College of Nursing lactation room joins other AHSC lactation spaces as part of this dedicated effort.

Striking a balance between work and personal commitments isn't always easy. Whether you're juggling work with family time or getting in shape, the UA offers a range of services aimed at helping employees find that work-life balance.  In recognition of those services, the UA has received the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for the third consecutive year.