What this is

As we all grapple with working remotely, help your staff manage a good work-life balance.

A good work-life balance is when someone feels like they can manage their work and life in a flexible way.

Recognise and support your staff to deal with what life throws at them and perform their best at work.

Why you need to focus on this

When your staff feel they have a good work-life balance, they may:

  • experience less distress because they know they can fit work in around their other life demands
  • feel valued and happier
  • have more satisfaction at work
  • increase their concentration and sense of control at work
  • perform better

What happens if you don’t focus on this

When your staff don’t feel like they have a good work-life balance, they may:

  • become irritable, angry or distracted while working
  • have high levels of stress that affect their ability to perform
  • have increased levels of fatigue
  • take time off to deal with other concerns in their life

Tips to use

Be flexible in the workplace with both hours and ways of working.

Increase collaboration in remote settings to replace the physical office experience.

Have a lot more informal check-ins to make up for the lack of physicality.

Be aware of the positives, like the lack of commute.

But also be aware of the negatives, like staff finding it harder to ‘switch off’.

Encourage staff to take leave, even if working at home, to help them switch off.