Importance of having Work-Life Balance

There is no question that employees are the most important asset of any organisation and, much like any other type of asset, when employees are overworked they are unable to do their best work. When employees are overloaded with work or unable to take time away from their jobs, they can become exhausted, overworked, and stressed. These feelings and physical symptoms rapidly trickle down into the quality of their work and can also affect their health, their relationships with co-workers, and their customer interactions. According to a study by Qualtrics, nearly half of UK workers are overwhelmed by their workloads, and more than two-thirds say their work causes them stress. [1] Additionally, more than half of UK workers believe that their organisation does not promote a healthy work-life balance. These results reveal that organisations need to do more to support their employees in achieving a reasonable workload and a healthy work-life balance. To promote a healthy work-life balance for employees, organisations should consider: Asking employees what they need Helping employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is an organisation’s reasonability, but employees are a great resource to help employers understand how to achieve it. Employees have a first-hand understanding of their…