How Work-Life Balance is Shifting (And How to Keep it in Your Favor)
There’s a new paradigm for professionals battling to balance their working time and their personal time, according to John Trougakos, an associate professor of organizational behavior at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
“The ethos encouraging overworking is becoming more pronounced,” says Trougakos. Sales targets and bottom line figures are turning up the pressure on employees to perform, and perform more often. Its a conundrum for employees who want to get ahead without sacrificing time for family, friends, and recovery from mental fatigue, which is often overlooked.”
Stegmeier Consulting’s insight….
This article focuses on the challenge of balancing work and life. When pressure to overwork and produce results begins to get in the way of family life and free time, stress and fatigue pile up. The article suggest several strategies to combat these challenges in the struggle of work-life balance. Flexible work schedules, lunch breaks, and personal boundaries are effective methods for keeping work and life balanced. However, these strategies rely on some compliance from your organization. When an organization’s culture stresses overwork and does not allow for flexibility, these strategies are ineffective.
Does your organization have a culture that allows employees to balance their work and home lives effectively? Are employees allowed to change their schedules, take breaks, and feel safe saying no when necessary? If employees cannot achieve work-life balance they are more likely to look for a new job. Sometimes company culture needs to change to address the needs of the workforce.
Stegmeier Consulting Group can assist with a wide range of challenges involved in implementing a workplace change initiative. Contact us to find out how our services can help your organization.
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