Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is one of the biggest issues facing employees today.
A large number of workers are finding it exceedingly difficult to handle their personal life along with their work responsibilities. Whether it’s our fast-paced lifestyle, lack of good jobs or our reliance on technology for just about everything, several factors can contribute to an individual’s inability to maintain a proper work-life balance.
That being said, a positive work-life balance is good not only for employees, but organizations as well.
When employees feel fresh and energized, both mentally and physically, they perform their daily tasks more efficiently. They are more engaged and committed to meeting company goals. By providing enabling work environments, employers can benefit in terms of higher employee motivation, reduced absenteeism and employee turnover and greater productivity.
As an employer, it’s crucial that you’re doing everything in your power to promote a healthy work-life balance.
Here are some effective tips to promote work-life balance at the workplace for the well-being of your employees:
Ask your employees how to resolve the work-life balance dilemma. Knowing their feedback and suggestions will allow you to come up with a feasible solution.
Ask your employees to fill out a survey about work-life balance-related factors, which includes support for parents, working hours and more.
You can identify the areas in which your company needs to improve and design an action plan accordingly.
Health and fitness
Exercise is a great stress-buster. Encourage workers to take time out of their busy schedules and work out for at least 15 to 20 minutes daily.
Regular exercise is vital for promoting mental and physical health. Employees who work out and eat healthy are less likely to get sick and take days off.
If your workplace doesn’t have a gym, offer employees a membership discount at a local gym.
Along with physical fitness, allow your employees to pursue creative projects. Creative and innovative employees give an organization an edge over its competitors.
Creativity broadens an employee’s mental horizons, fosters out-of-the-box thinking and generates passion and excitement in the workplace.
Working parents have it tough. By providing a family-friendly work environment, you can alleviate some of their problems.
Consider setting up an on-site childcare facility or give some flexibility to the parents in your organization. For example, allow them flexible timings to drop or pick up their kids from school.
Last but not least, the most effective way to increase employee engagement is to arrange outings at least twice a year.
Depending on your budget and company culture, you can decide if you want to keep a low-key or an extravagant event. Company outings also provide employees and employees to bond with each other.
For more information on improving organizational culture, check out our blog.
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