Half of Scottish office workers are happy with their work - life balance, according to Fresh Business Thinking.
Workplace interiors experts, Steelcase Solutions, polled 500 people; each of whom had permanent or temp jobs in an office.
Of them, an encouraging 50.2 per cent were happy with their working environment. This is perhaps because they have the ability to be able to leave their desk at least once a day; which, the research demonstrated, is one of the most important factors in improving health at work.
41.4 per cent of respondents said they took a lunch break in some form, though many eat at their desks. Just 3.8 per cent said that they skipped lunch altogether.
Nick Lyons, Steelcase Solutions' regional sales director, commented on the survey results in The Grapevine Magazine: "Our recent poll results stress the importance of making sure employees are well supported, both physically and mentally, in order for them to reach their full potential."
Consequently, businesses are being urged to highlight their work-life balance initiatives - such as flexible working and working from home - in order to support their employees' overall well-being. This could also improve productivity.
70 per cent of respondents said they would like to be offered the option of working from home, as a way to improve their well being and engagement. Measures such as these also serve as great attraction, retention and absence-minimising tools.