Thrive at Work and Home with Columbia Work/Life Resources
New Year’s resolutions tend to fade, whether they involve being healthier, advancing your career, or boosting your well-being. In fact, only about 25% of people stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days. Now is a great time for employees in need of some extra motivation to turn to the Columbia University Office of Work/Life for programs, services, and resources that will help them pursue meaningful and productive academic, personal, and work lives.
“Everything that we do is truly to support our community and work toward making Columbia an institution at which people can excel professionally and academically while still being able to enjoy their personal priorities,” said Rebecca Balkin, assistant director of the Office of Work/Life.
The spring 2020 lineup reflects the office’s commitment to employee well-being and includes topics on aging and adult/elder care, housing, schooling, well-being, child care, and parenting. Employees are invited to attend events at any campus.
Those planned at CUIMC are:
- April 20-May 27, Walk to Wellness Walking Group
- April 28, Ergonomics 101: Building a Healthier Workspace
- May 6, Breastfeeding Basics: For Home and Work/School
In addition, the Office of Work/Life offers free 1-1 consultations on early education and child care, K-12 schooling, and non-Columbia housing options. These services are individualized to help employees navigate the complexities that come with living in and around New York City. If you are involved with recruiting new faculty members, Work/Life can provide assistance to them, too.
Among the most popular Work/Life resources are the Back-up Care Program (pending eligibility), which provides subsidized emergency care for dependent children or adults/elders, and well-being initiatives, such as meal planning resources and recordings on mindfulness and yoga.
For more information, visit the Office of Work/Life website.