chapter  9
The Physical Workplace and Work–Life Balance: Perspectives from Practice
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Despite the growth in remote working, the physical workplace is still a normative setting. Millions of people go to a defi ned place of work every day, and with their multiple life strands to coordinate, their workplace is directly relevant to workers’ work-life balance (WLB). The physical workplace also converges with the interests of HR personnel, as custodians of productivity and workers’ welfare. But as physical space, the workplace is closely allied to property development, and whilst this sector has latterly developed a view that property is about people, it is a business sector that shapes the physical settings of other economic activities, but with an impetus and timescales of its own.