In today’s digital world, employees can very easily get burned out. There are too many opportunities and ways to always be connected, so the challenge of work-life balance has gotten that much more difficult. Organizations are searching for new, creative ways to keep this balance and make sure employees are doing what they need to do to stay creative and efficient and not work 24/7. When employees feel good…everything moves better within the company!
So what can organizations start doing to ensure their workforce doesn’t experience burn out?
For starters, in this world of mobile technology, allowing for flexible working opportunities. More than 70% of people work remotely at least once per week. Those that have the opportunity to work remotely tend to be more satisfied and more successful…which means they can perform at their best. Working remotely can mean less time sitting in traffic, a more relaxed environment and increased productivity.
Management also needs to be encouraging employees to remember the need to maintain regular work hours so that they can focus on all the things that are important in their lives, personal and private.
Lastly, the benefits an employee receives within the work place go beyond the traditional medical, dental, and vision. Giving employees the benefit of flexibility, understanding that life happens and that it even needs to be managed during business hours is something of huge value to employees. Flexibility that comes from remote work allows an employee to stay home with a sick child, or allows the opportunity to take care of something that can only be done during normal business hours.
If your employees are happy, your customers will be happy. The two go hand in hand. Recognizing and finding ways to help your employees can only enhance the bottom line for your organization.