How to Help Your Employees Find the Right Balance at Work
The move to virtual work format has brought huge changes for many companies. Removed from the old routines of the office and in-person work, many have had to rethink basic assumptions about the nature of work, including the concept of the work/life balance.
Work was mostly confined to the physical space of the office in the past: you stopped work when you left for the day. Now, in the era of work-from-home, it can feel as though the work never ends, that there are always more messages to respond to. Forty-five percent of professionals reported in a recent survey that they spend more than 8 hours a day on remote work. This lack of balance can easily lead to burnout, as people work faster for more hours than ever before.
In the long run, burnout is unhealthy for a company. It leads to higher attrition rates as well as lower overall productivity. Part of leading a workplace is making sure that employees work at a sustainable pace and that they take care of their physical/mental health. In this free tipsheet, we offer steps that people can take to manage their workload and maintain a healthy work/life balance.