Wikipedia describes Work–life balance as a cleared concept including proper prioritizing between "workaholics" (career and ambition) on the one hand and "lifestyle" (Health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation) on the other.
Once you graduate from college and start a “real” working professional career, a lot of times work-life balance gets thrown out the window, and your main priority is to work. But it’s important that people continue to maintain balance in their lives.
I started at Accenture close to five years ago and work-life balance is a term I have heard more about since I started here. I make sure to take advantage of our paid time off package and the flexible working arrangements that are available to me. Accenture offers many programs
to help you manage your work-life balance and give you time away for your personal priorities. Paid time off encompasses traditional vacation time along with paid personal time off and sick leave, providing flexibility for how, when and for what purpose time off is taken. The number of paid-time off days is based on career level and workforce, but ranges from 14 to 27 days per year.
I recently got back from a three-week European vacation with my husband and I feel refreshed and reinvigorated, and more ready to work then I did before. A lot of times vacation allows you to re-charge yourself and step back into a role even better than before. At Accenture we realize that this is important. We want for all of our employees to feel appreciated and respect your time.
Check out this video
and hear from some of our female employees as they share their experiences with work life balance at Accenture.