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Leading a life of fulfillment requires us to be content with not only our professional life, but with our personal life, as well. This is why maintaining a stable work-life balance is essential.
A healthy work-life balance requires us to dedicate adequate time to both our home and work life.
businesses should consider alternative working arrangements that allow the workforce to lead a satisfied life both in and away from the office. To ensure high morale amongst employees
Here are three ways businesses can improve their employees’ work-life balance:
1 Flexible Schedule
Using a flexible schedule allows employees to work a 40-hour week while providing flexibility in their arrival and departure times. (http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/workhours/flexibleschedules.htm)
a flexible schedule can be beneficial to employees that have late afternoon obligations by allowing them to arrive prior to the traditional 9 a.m. starting time, and leaving before 5 p.m. For example
Adjusted Work Week
An adjusted workweek is similar to a flexible schedule; however, there is more of an emphasis on increasing the number of days off. (https://www.csustan.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Human%20Resources/documents/alternateworkweekschedules_0.pdf)
a business can allow employees to work four 10-hour days. For example
a business can allow its employees to work four 10-hour days. For example This lets employees fulfill their 40-hour obligation in fewer days, giving them the option to take the fifth day off.
Recognize Days Off/ Leave
No matter what strategy a business uses to help employees dedicate time to their personal life, none of it matters if they are still working when they are away from the office.
Unless it is absolutely essential, contacting individuals outside of their work schedule for job related matters should be kept to a minimum.
While building relationships with clients and partners is essential, the relationship that an organization has with its employees is just as important.
Ensuring a healthy work-life balance is one way to build a strong relationship between a business and its personnel.