Recent research has shown that 82% of managers and executives say that their work/life balance is not only under control, but they are also satisfied with it. This is quite an improvement from 2-3 years ago, when work/life balance was a buzz word for everyone from medical professionals to life coaches. We have one pretty big reason for this change: a shift in perspectives.
How can you and the upper management at your organization capitalize on this trend of increased quality and production and the lower stress levels that accompany it? By deciding what work/life balance means to you. Some people consider a great equilibrium between their job and home by making sure they leave the office at 6p.m. on the dot. Others do it by working as many week hours as possible, but completely unplugging their phone, laptop, and tablet on the weekends. By figuring out what would make YOU feel balanced, you can improve your satisfaction with your home life and work life without sacrificing the bottom line or not meeting the necessary numbers.
In some other countries (not that we will see this any time soon in the US), they have managed to stabilize a work/life balance by giving both their employees and themselves a full month of vacation to use every year, unlimited sick days, 2-hour lunches every work day, or having a maximum 32 hours in a work week. The results from any of these practices have been significant – employee stress and unhappiness has decreased steadily while employee production, sales numbers, number of future employees to be hired, and the quality of life for the current employees are all on a steady rise
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 Brooks, C. December, 2015. Want Work/Life Balance? Define it for Yourself. Referenced on August 16, 2016, from http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/8657-work-life-balance-attainable.html