For some employees, reconciling work and family life remains a dream, but we need to think about changing our attitude to work. We also need to think about stress management, health and quality time spent with family members and friends. Every manager should promote balance in the workplace, as this can lead to many positive results for the company, including low turnover and improved productivity.
People may think differently about their well-being. Older people are used to working a lot and have been conditioned to deny their own needs. Younger employees, on the other hand, want more freedom and balance in their working lives.
Here are 5 tips for implementing the work-life balance initiatives in an office:
1. Flexible working hours: Many people walk into the office already stressed at 8 or 9 AM, because of the morning hectic, the traffic rush hour etc. They’d rather set their own working hours (of course, with specific limitations).
2. Raising awareness of the health problems caused by stress: Stress, one of the modern issues, can trigger a range of serious physical and mental health problems.
3. Plan team events: Having fun with co-workers can increase commitment and productivity (ex. sports events, marathons, team building, thematic parties/days, competitions, conferences etc.).
4. Set up special vacation days: An employer can promote days off or for special situations or as a sign of loyalty.
5. Training on work-life balance awareness: Many people don't even notice that they lack work-life balance, so workshops can help.
FOCUS RECRUITMENT encourages employers to create an environment in which employees enjoy a healthy work-life balance that is a win-win situation for all. By keeping people satisfied, they will enjoy their workplace and this is a great happiness factor. A family-friendly environment will always be a powerful recruiting and retention too