Unfortunately, it appears that work life balance isn’t getting better here in the United States. This study prepared by SHRM last year suggests that 54% of American’s call the work/balance issue a “significant” one.
Companies today need to care for the “whole person.” Work/Life balance is about how employees feel at home and at work and one impacts the other. When your employees can’t focus on their home responsibilities, their work will suffer. Of course, when you help to create balance for your employees, you get higher productivity and happier employees.
This isn’t breaking news. So why, then, is it still a problem? I’d love to hear from you about ways you’ve been able to help improve this balance for your employees!