THE BALANCING ACT
WHAT EXACTLY ARE THE BENEFITS OF EMPLOYEE WORK-LIFE BALANCE FOR YOUR COMPANY AND HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR STAFF ACHIEVE THAT? HERE ARE SOME INSIGHTS FROM THE EXPERTS AT BAYT.COM.
The notion of achieving a good work-life balance has become a key goal for professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. A Bayt.com survey about employee motivation in the Middle East, released in January 2013, has shown that 91% of working professionals in the MENA consider worklife balance a vital factor which directly affects their motivation at work. Regardless of the importance of work-life balance, only 33% consider themselves fulfilled in their personal and profession lives, according to a poll on personal fulfillment conducted by Bayt.com in August 2015.
The good news
is that nine
in 10 professionals feel that work-life balance is very much achievable. Here are some methods to help you achieve a work-life balance for your employees:
1. Use employee surveys
Surveys of employees' work-life issues can help a company understand their needs and design appropriate policies to meet them.
2. Set priorities for work
Unclear priorities lead to overworked employees because they think that everything must get done at once. Setting priorities allows employees to schedule tasks over a reasonable period of time. Results from the Bayt.com poll on work-life balance indicate that 35.4% of professionals in the MENA very often end up working outside work hours by