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"What is a work family? And should I have one?" [Creator's Block Ep. 88]

"What is a work family? And should I have one?" [Creator's Block Ep. 88] Blog Feature

Marcella Jalbert

UX Designer, Host of ‘Creator’s Block’ Podcast, Designer for 50+ Sites on HubSpot

October 4th, 2018 min read

So, we’ve talked about how to balance your personal life and your professional life and make them work like yin and yang, but it wasn’t until earlier this week that I really started to think about one of the most important parts of making that all gel… my work family.

Not to get into great detail here, but I have been feeling not quite right lately.

I’ve been having trouble focusing and getting my head right, beyond the usual 3:00 pm blues.

From the get-go, I immediately went to a couple of my closest coworkers for support.

These people not only helped me logistically, rearranging my schedule and work but also emotionally -- Just like family would.

This really got me thinking about how lucky I am to have coworkers and managers that I trust enough to share these parts of my life.

Lucky not only that they are understanding as my team, but that they genuinely care about me as a person.

...and I’m not alone!

83% of U.S. employees say their work-family makes them feel happier and a survey of 1,000 full-time workers ages 18-65 found that having a familial relationship with coworkers boosts productivity and feelings of well-being in the workplace.

So, this week, Justine and I are talking about something I think is not being discussed nearly enough, “The Work-Family.”

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What We Talked About

  • What is a work-family?
  • What are the pros?
  • Cons?

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