“For me, it’s balanced when both work and life give me positive energy.”
|Business Unit:||Henkel Beauty Care|
|Job title:||Trade Marketing Manager|
What’s your personal definition of work-life balance?
To enjoy my work and be successful in it and contribute to the results we strive for AND at the same time, also have enough (private) quality time to spend with my children and wife. For me, it’s balanced when both work and life give me positive energy.
Did you consciously choose a certain life balance?
Was a healthy work-life balance a criterion in deciding on a specific employer?
At the time I joined Henkel, I did not have children yet, so I did not consider it. However, if I were to join Henkel today, it would be an important decision criterion for me.
What positive effects does your personal work-life approach have?
I have to do my work in a more efficient and effective way, as I have to compensate for the ‘missing’ time during the rest of the week. And when I’m at home, I enjoy the time with my kids even more, as it is only a limited amount of time during the week. So it makes me more conscious of the choices I make at work and of the time I spend with my children.