3 ways to better the work-life balance of your employees

Deniza Cristian 08/07/2022 | 13:32

In these uncertain times, the concept of work-life balance is becoming increasingly linked to managing stress and anxiety. Numerous studies, particularly in recent decades, have focused on work-life balance as a factor in the quality of life and work.


It has been shown that finding a balance between them can lead to increased employee morale, improved professional performance, and improved health. According to experts, various activities are required to counterbalance the challenges on both sides, but a better balance is possible as long as the employer facilitates these issues. So, how can we help employees in a company maintain this balance?

We present you 3 ways to better the work-life balance of your employees:

Offering flexibility

The flexible work schedule is no longer just a simple trend, but has become an important benefit for employees. From a business standpoint, this is also a good way to help employees work more efficiently and increase team involvement. To provide flexibility, a variety of project management and efficient time management tools should be used, so that employees can be assisted in planning activities and team managers can keep track of project progress. As a result, managers should be encouraged to focus on results rather than team hours, allowing them to work more flexible hours.

Take care of the psycho-emotional health

We know that stress and anxiety can have a negative impact on your health most of the time. It is the employer’s responsibility to try to support employees by developing solutions that take into account their psycho-emotional health. Therefore, creating opportunities for regular conversations among team members, breathing exercises, and meditation are important. During these conversations and exercises, don’t forget to consider employees’ perceptions and feedback about how they feel or how they balance their tasks. Give them the confidence and openness they need to express themselves and come up with new ideas for how they can collaborate more effectively. A pleasant work environment in which people demonstrate understanding and acceptance makes it easier for the entire team to connect and overcome challenges.

Provide access to books and articles in various fields

Reading’s ability to reduce stress and anxiety is becoming increasingly recognized and valued in the workplace. As a result, employers encourage reading for relaxation as well as self-knowledge and stress management. The proper functioning of the brain is the key to a healthy and balanced life, and reading stimulates brain activity while also being a relaxing and soothing activity.

Through a service like Bookster, the first modern platform that brings books closer to people, employees can enjoy books and articles from various fields. Readings on mental health and productivity are included to support them find their balance between professional and personal lives. Employees receive personalized reading recommendations, can borrow up to 5 books at once based on the company’s subscription, and receive weekly deliveries to the office. Reading encouragement campaigns are also held on a regular basis.

Employees will be more relaxed, productive, and happy as a result of such a benefit. Currently, over 1000 companies in Romania provide employees with access to Bookster, which is regarded as their favorite benefit.

So, there are various ways for businesses to encourage a healthier work-life balance for their employees. When that happens, both parties benefit. When employees are satisfied and feel supported, they will be able to appreciate the employer’s benefits even after hours.

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