We all are so committed with our busy schedules that we hardly have time for our families. We are juggling with our routine and family time but never realized. The point to ponder is that we never understood the importance of being creating equilibrium between work life and family time.
Researches have findings that an employee cannot perform well when they are stressed out. It is proven that employees tend to perform more when they are stress-free. Subsequently, their retention level also increases.
Social Media role in daily life
In today’s contemporary world we have made our life even more difficult by relying more on technology and social media. Checking messages on Whatsapp, checking emails, checking Facebook.
Even after work, coming back home we are engaged with our mobiles without apprehending that it is our family time. Here my readers would agree with me that social media impacted youth so much. Sitting in the middle of our family we use mobiles and laptops by completely destroying our family catch up time.
Certainly, one cannot ignore health dynamics being stimulated by an imbalance between work and personal life. Health is an important paramount of working professionals. Health cannot be overlooked. It adversely influences performance at work and simultaneously it influences relationships.
A survey in the USA, it has been experiential that the companies who are offering unpaid leave to their employee leads to high performance risk and thus increased level of serious mental illness. Employees had a fear of being not paid for taking the leave.
A standard timing of a job is eight hours a day. Since spending long hours at office its natural a person feels stressed and exhausted. Incorporating gyms, meditation in our routine can help us overcoming these issues. Otherwise, a person can be a victim of serious mental disorder like bipolar, depression and substance abuse disorder.
Organizations play a vital role in the mental well-being of an employee. Companies offering perks, bonuses, and holidays effects employees performance as he/she has more time to spend with family. That’s how one can attain the target of maintaining a work-life balance.
A peaceful mind employee is an asset to an organization. Indeed, job satisfaction increases employee performance and the increased profit level of a company conversely.
Based on several pieces of research that a company that trains employees by knowing them the importance of work-life balance increases their own company’s returns and progression.
An HBR article Better Work-Life Balance Starts with Managers has a finding that a supervisor providing practical and emotional support to their employees can attain maximum job fulfillment.
Therefore, organizations have a pivotal role in maintaining work-life balance.
The comfortable environment for an employee is having a good boss and colleague. But on the top, the factor that matters for an employee to have a comfortable environment is that there should be no discrimination among employees.
Discrimination could be of gender, religion, and job role. Regulating respect and fairness in a company will achieve an employee’s mental peace. Concurrently he needs the same mental peace from his/her home. As a result, he/she would be able to maintain equilibrium in work-life balance.
In the US several programs have been designed to help federal employees better understand and learn time management between work and their personal life. It resulted in their high commitment to work.
Balance and fairness are important in every perspective of life. It is highly advocated if we talk about our Islamic teachings. A balanced approach to life and work will strengthen relations. Consequently, it will have a positive impact on an employee’s job performance.
Anum has done an MBA. Currently teaching at LGS PARAGON. She has extraordinary writing skills and a passion to put her real thoughts on paper.