- Changing start and finish times to help an individual who finds rush-hour travel stressful, or who experiences morning drowsiness as a side effect of medication.
- Dividing a break up into shorter, more frequent chunks.
- Planning to use some annual leave for occasional breaks throughout the year, even in term-time, to support wellbeing.
- Allowing the individual to take annual leave at short notice if they are becoming stressed.
- Allowing an individual to attend medical appointments, therapy or support groups during working hours. This may be an important element of keeping an individual functioning well. Discuss with HR whether the individual needs to make up the time later or whether time-off may be allowed.
It may be helpful for a manager to keep an eye on an individual’s working hours and support them in maintaining a good work-life balance. Working long hours may be a sign that someone is struggling with their workload.