Article posted by London Builders BlackThorne Building Contractors www.BlackThorneBuilding.co.uk
Most of us crave for a fulfilled lifestyle, spending time with our friends and families, taking time to nurture our personal needs. In today’s society, balancing our needs against gruelling working hours and demanding responsibilities is now a hot topic for business communities.
However, focusing on the needs of generating new business can overtake any attention needed for a motivated workforce. As long as a company is providing employment opportunities, is there really any need to concentrate precious efforts, resources and expenses on flexible working opportunities?
It is important for companies to realise the fact that a motivated personnel can increase productivity and profits. It is generally understood that trained and supported workers are more likely to stay loyal to their employer going above and beyond their working obligations, subsequently increasing profits. Therefore, companies will profit by investing into work life balance offering options to address work and personal responsibilities, encouraging flexible working, and providing remote working solutions.
Work life balance does not need to be costly or time consuming. Companies can take simple steps to accommodate work life balance ethics.
1) Undertake a brief survey of peoples’ needs – form a committee to gather information regarding the flexibility requirements of your employees.
2) Mobility – promote and encourage movement within an organisation. People may not be happy in a role having skills or ambitions suited to an alternative project or role.
3) Be on the alert for any signs of stress or burnout – anyone with constant tiredness, diminishing productivity. Approach gently, perhaps suggest a vacation or a change in responsibilities.
4) Be supportive – endorse reasonable working hours and your understanding of anyone who has personal obligations. Always remember that personal obligations need to take priorty.
For further resources and helpful information, refer to the following website:
Employers and work life balance – provided by The Work Foundation - http://employersandwork-lifebalance.org.uk/
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