Faces of Campus

Work = Life of Campus

Creating Family-Friendly Universities and supportive environments. Three short videos from the University of Lodz

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In our digital exhibition Work=Life of Campus, three researchers from the University of Lodz explain which aspects are crucial for them in promoting work-life balance at universities. The videos offer insights on the benefits of family-friendly policies for both employees and the institution, and emphasizes the role of universities in leading the way towards more inclusive and supportive workplaces. By this, they offer guidance for individuals and organizations to create a healthier and more supportive work environment.

What is a family-friendly university?

Kaja Zapedowska-Kling, Ph.D. from the Faculty of International and Political Studies, explores the concept of a family-friendly university, which prioritizes the well-being and support of its employees who are parents. The video discusses the importance of parental leave policies, and support for mothers, flexible work arrangements, and accessible child care options. It also highlights the need for proactive measures to prevent discrimination against employees and students.

Co-Parenting, active Fatherhood and Academia

This short video by Janusz Reichel, an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Management explores the concept of co-parenting and the crucial role that fathers play in the upbringing of their children. It emphasizes the importance of equal partnership and active involvement in child-rearing. The video also sheds light on the unique challenges faced by parents in the academic workplace, leading to the need for supportive policies that enable them to balance their work and family responsibilities.

Balancing Work and Life: Navigating Workload, Technology, and Care Responsibilities

In this short video Marta Kucharska-Hauk, PhD and Assistant Professor Department of Social Psychology and Family Studies at the university of Lodz discusses the effects of work load on mental health, the impact of technology on work-life balance, and the challenges faced by those with care responsibilities. It highlights the importance of recognizing and addressing these issues in the workplace to promote well-being.

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