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

Marcella Jalbert

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

Published on October 4th, 2018

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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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