02 nov 2017
Work-life balance

CEOE believes the work-life balance is not exclusively for women

CEOE’s Equality Commission presented the document “Business Perspective on Balancing Work and Life”

Reaching the balance desired when developing a career and raising a family is one of the main challenges nowadays, and CEOE has widely studied this matter, as reflected in the document “Business Perspective on Balancing Work and Life”. The document was drafted by CEOE’s Equality Commission and was presented today by the Director of the “Instituto de la Mujer y para la Igualdad de Oportunidades” (Women’s Institute for Equal Opportunities), Lucía Cerón, and the President of the aforementioned Commission, Val Díez. 

CEOE’s Equality Commission presented the document “Business Perspective on Balancing Work and Life”
CEOE’s Equality Commission presented the document “Business Perspective on Balancing Work and Life” — ©CEOE

Within a context characterized by the changes in society, a decrease in birth rates and an aging workforce, the document highlights the need to accept that the work-life balance goes beyond gender equality, which means that it affects both men and women, and it is a global need.

Work-life balance does not just impact the current development of equal opportunities for women to access and keep jobs, but also future aspects such as demographics and the family structure for the coming decades, due to its impact on the birth rate, education and care of minors, in the future of the pension system or in the responsibility and solidarity of caring for dependents.