HR leaders and business leaders play a pivotal role in fostering a culture that encourages employee well-being.
Statistics show that employees with a healthy work-life balance are more productive and engaged, resulting in higher team morale, lower turnover, and sustainable long-term success.
In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that for every dollar U.S. employers spend treating common mental health issues, they receive a return of $4 in improved health and productivity.1
How can your organization make a difference?
Prioritize your well-being and that of your team! Remember, a burnt-out employee is neither productive nor engaged. The positive relationship between a company’s financial health and the well-being of its employees is undeniable. Whether it’s through exercise, mindfulness, or relaxation, self-care is a cornerstone of maintaining equilibrium.
Set Meaningful Boundaries
Foster a culture that allows employees to balance their work and personal responsibilities more easily. Create and maintain meaningful boundaries to prevent work from encroaching on employees personal time (i.e. establishing policies that discourage after-hours work calls or emails).
Implement remote and hybrid work solutions such as flexible Fridays, reset days outside the office (a weekday that you take off from work, dedicated to stepping back and analyzing what is and isn’t working in your life which is critical to avoiding burnout long-term), and four-day work weeks. Flexible work days/schedules enhance employee morale which leads to increased productivity and efficiency.
Consider a range of innovative benefits to help recruit top talent, such as implementing a four-day workweek. Invest in work design, rewards, and recognition, and shift to more human-centric work options. Family-friendly benefits provide cost-effective ways to help employees balance their work and personal lives.
HR and business leaders must listen to the needs of their employees. Open dialogue builds a culture of trust, where employees feel comfortable communicating their needs and limitations. This in turn boosts employee morale and engagement. Research shows that there is a strong connection between strong employee morale and increased revenue and productivity.
SovranHR offers strategic solutions to help organizations navigate the complexities of work-life balance and create a culture where employees thrive both personally and professionally, ensuring that everyone benefits from a life well-lived.
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1 Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2022). Workplace Stress – Guidance and Tips for Employers