Recently I was consulting with a client on what issues are currently facing her
company. She asked me to stay away from the topic of work/life balance because, in her opinion, it’s not achievable. This company has faced the consequences of
stress and burn-out in the workplace including poor morale, attendance problems, reduced productivity, retention problems and poor customer satisfaction ratings. Employers recognize that out of balance and stressed employees can contribute to all of these things. In fact, work/life balance is one of the most elusive and sought after values in business today. In a recent Aon Consulting poll, 88% of employees say they have a hard time juggling work and life.
The problem is that balance is not something that can be provided as part of a benefits package. One organization can’t offer more work/life balance to its employees than another. Some…