Want to improve your organisation’s work life balance success? This presentation brings together key themes evident in creating a successful work life balance culture, as demonstrated by Australia’s leading work life balance employers. We share this information as we believe by creating work life balance together, that both organisations and employees can achieve significant benefits.
Employers can support their staff to achieve work life balance in a variety of ways, but also at no or very low cost. The ability to eliminate the financial burden creates the opportunity for more organisations, particularly small or not-for-profit employers to implement work life balance support for their workforce.
Are you unhappy with your work life balance?
Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! According to the latest results from the Australian Work and Life Index 2010, a quarter of women working full-time and one fifth of similar men were dissatisfied with their work-life balance. As many of us struggle to achieve the optimum balance, we can often feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed that a smooth life seems like a very distant and sometimes impossible future.
A constant theme from balanced employers is the critical relationship between Manager and employee to achieve work life balance. Leaders play an important role in the day-to-day direction of tasks, communication of company and team vision, training, guidance, performance management and so much more.
Employee’s awareness of your organisation’s work life balance options is one of the key elements of a successful work life balance strategy and program. Organisations may offer leading edge initiatives that support an individual’s quest to live a balanced life, however without “bums on seats” through communication, education and promotion of such options, even the best program may not even get off the ground.