Work-life balance is highly promoted at BT. So, when I started to feel myself wearing out and in need of a break, I took a week off work and flew to Italy. This plan was very last minute; however, my manager was very supportive of my decision. All he asked was that I ensured any necessary tasks I had pending were complete before I left, and that there was someone to cover me whilst I was away – which there was. I then spent the week in Verona, Milan and Lake Como, eating as much pistachio gelato and pasta as I could, before returning back to my team.
At BT Group, there are many initiatives and spaces to ensure everyone feels looked after. From the various spaces within the offices, to the Peer-to-Peer network, to the most recent Wellbeing Walks initiative, which encourages various teams to take a walk or get some exercise, during working hours, on a Friday, there’s something for everyone.
The company is aware that, for it to be successful, the working environment needs to be a welcoming and enjoyable place to be.