Survey found close to 40% of participants have missed a special occasion due to work commitments
The Middle East has traditionally been an area that places high worth on family values. However, studies show a growing discrepancy between the amount of time spent at work versus family time at home in their Dubai villas or apartments. Last year the Middle East’s largest fashion retailer Center point, conducted a survey that indicated over 48% of participants claimed that they do not get enough time with their family. In a survey conducted this year a similar pattern of results were displayed with approximately 40% of participants claiming that they’ve missed out on a special occasion due to work responsibilities.
Research has shown that forming close family bonds and having a strong emotional support system will in turn have a significant positive impact on our health. Center point appreciates the benefits that quality family time can have on an individual’s well-being and wants to play its part in the happiness of its customers. To do so stores across the Middle East are promoting the importance of World Family Day on May 15th.
Work is a dominating factor in most lives; many parents are required to work longer hours, meaning there is less time spent with children. Center point’s recent survey also suggested that over a fifth of the participants have less than one meal a day with their families. Research suggests that the first step to having a healthy work life balance is having a meal with your children away from distractions such as the TV or cell phones. This should encourage conversations that you would like to, or need to have with your children.
Among the participants surveyed, a remarkable 96% live with families. These numbers are significantly higher than families in the Western world. However, despite a high rate of individuals living with families, the lack of quality time spent with family continues to be an issue that needs to be addressed.
Center point’s latest initiative, Make Time For Family highlights the most important factor in balancing your priorities through a campaign that stems from the brand’s continued work in support of families in the run up to World Family Day.
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