Men or women: Who is better at work/life balance?

One gender is doing a better job of finding it than the other. Care to guess?

Which gender is better at achieving a work/life balance? The answer may surprise you.

According to this infographic by Captivate Network, a digital media company, 75 percent of men are happy with their work/life balance, while only 70 percent of women feel the same way.

How do “happy” people achieve a work/life balance? For 97 percent, it’s taking vacations. Leaving work at a reasonable hour and taking breaks throughout the day also help.

Other interesting findings: Men are 35 percent more likely than women to take a break “just to relax,” and 25 percent more likely to use down time for personal activities.

What can you change in order to achieve a better work/life balance? Heather R. Huhman is a contributor to www.hrcommunication.com, where this post originally ran.

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