When you have a supportive work atmosphere, you get people who have a better work-life balance. And as a result, employees are more productive.
What Can you do to Encourage Work-Life Balance?
Try these 5 tips and watch morale increase and reduce inner stress :
1. Survey People to Learn Their Needs.
Form a work-life committee to gather information. Especially on which flexibility needs are important for your employees. And report the findings.
Dealing with childcare, helping aging parents, or continuing education are patterns that you may find. This information can help give management a better grasp of what employees need.
2. Take Suggestions Under Advisement.
When people’s personal needs are met, they’re able to concentrate better. And be more efficient. Start by asking for one reasonable request. For example, staggering the start and end of workdays. After the company familiarizes itself with flexible schedules, tackle a new need.
3. Make Sure Desires Match Positions to Encourage Work-Life Balance.
People need to be happy with their work. Do you know someone in accounting who would rather be doing more creative work? Encourage him or her to try a project in that department! The entire company will benefit by having a happier and more productive individual.
4. Recognize Signs of Burnout.
- Do you work with people who always seem tired?
- Are there team members who overreact to minor problems?
- Is productivity diminishing due to this unhealthy conflict?
Gently broach the subject. They may need to schedule a vacation. In fact, they may need to switch jobs.
5. Set a Good Example to Encourage Work-Life Balance
Don’t hide it if you occasionally need to take time out of your workday to attend to personal obligations. You’re actually setting a good example! There will always be projects that compete for your time.
Realize that some personal obligations need to take priority. One of my clients goes home at 5:00 and she expects her employees to do the same.
A good work environment allows people to accomplish both their personal and professional goals. You’ll be rewarded with loyal, happy employees and coworkers. And increased productivity. Start setting yourself apart from the competition today!
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