Technology allowing for a better work/life balance
Every dad or mum wants to spend quality time with his or her kids and find a balance between work, play and family time.
While there is no “one size fits all” solution to balancing work and family life, some of Rio Tinto’s employees enjoy the fly-in, fly-out option.
One of those is Jonathan Ward, a senior advisor, Operations Readiness, Technology and Sustainability.
Jonathan spends just over a week at one of Rio Tinto’s Pilbara mine sites helping the company deploy driverless trucks, followed by a week off in the state’s south west where he lives with his partner Katie and three children.
“I started a two-and-one roster (two weeks on, one week off) with Rio Tinto in 2004 for about eight years. I then shifted to an eight-and-six roster (eight days on, six days off) when I moved into the autonomous trucks role,” explains Jonathan or, as his mates call him, “Jonno”.