Work-life balance is the idea that a fulfilling life outside of work helps improve work performance while reducing stress. The time a person spends working should be balanced by time spent with friends and family, keeping fit, traveling, and doing other fulfilling hobbies.
Why It Matters
With so many of us torn between juggling heavy workloads, managing relationships and family responsibilities, and squeezing in outside interests, it’s no surprise that more than one in four workers describe themselves as “super stressed”; that’s not balanced—or healthy.
What we see with many of our clients is 2 main reasons for not having a ‘Healthy” balance.
- Something is in their way of saying “no or stop” at work.
- They make a choice to focus on others or other things rather than themselves
This month, take a look at your calendar or scheduling tool. Does it reflect an “In-balance” in your world, filled with meetings and work commitments and little to no time set aside for “you” activities.
Start adding “you” activities to your life and thus into your calendars and to do lists.
Make you a priority.
Awesome Read: Work Life Balance: For a lot of people, the pursuit of a healthy work/life balance seems like an impossible goal
Have an Awesome month Leaders!
As business and countries start to re-open, companies are faced with the task of figuring out how to successfully transition staff back to the office. It is going to be important for companies to address this and develop a “return to work” plan.
Why it matters?
While some staff may be excited about returning to an office, there are some who would prefer to stay working remotely due to safety, risk of infection or to avoid the office environment all together.
Your company will need to be patient and have an adjustment period, most are calling it “flex time” for now.
As leaders you will need to have a conversation with your people to understand where their mindsets are and which side of the fence they are on (i.e.: “lets get back to it” or “lets just stay home”). Remember to address concerns that staff will have about embracing change; the change of coming back to the office will require well designed intentional conversations to disappear their concerns, issues, and fears.
If staff feel forced back, it may harm your Company’s culture and employee morale.
If getting back in the office is your company’s goal, try making it attractive to come back to the office. Things like a workout area, free breakfast, lunch parties and upgraded computer equipment, are all awesome ideas that one of our Montreal based business partners is doing to attract employees back into their downtown office space.
How to Attract Employees Back to the Office
Have an Awesome Month Leaders!