3 Ways to Help Your Team Achieve Work-Life Balance Post-COVID
The past couple of years, we’ve seen it all: Hybrid. In-office. Work from home. A combination of these two or three work models.
Achieving the right work-life balance becomes more challenging even for the most proactive organizations. Before we talk about how you can help your team maintain work-life balance post-COVID, let’s talk about what work-life balance looks like now.
Work-Life Balance Post-COVID
New perspectives on time
The past 2 years have made many of us evaluate and change our priorities, values and our definition of “work-life balance.” The pandemic brought new ways of working, and employees want more flexibility and conscious control of time. It’s up to leaders to meet this new demand.
A clearer definition of “flexible work”
According to Elisa Nardi, a career development expert and CEO of Notebook Mentor, organizations need to invest time in fully understanding what “flexible work” truly means to their employees and take action immediately based on their needs.
For instance, if an employee wants to start work an hour earlier and finish an hour earlier so that they can spend their down-time doing more of what they love, companies should be open and consider this option.
Small changes like this have a way of attracting and retaining top talent. This adjustment might seem like a big deal at first, but it would be an even bigger deal down the road if that employee leaves the company and you have to hire and onboard someone new.
Money is no longer the main motivator for employees to stay in their current positions. People are realizing the importance of going after what they want and their true passions. In a 2021 survey conducted by Harris Poll, 50% of the respondents cited that they want a career change. More and more people want to take ownership of their lives, and changing their career to work for themselves or a company that will treat them better than their previous job is how they’ll do just that.