“I’m busy at work!” – This phrase has become much common nowadays. Besides doing a dream job, many of us struggle to achieve a healthy balance between work and family life. The work schedule is engulfing up the personal time making it hard for the employees to replenish themselves. The peer-pressure, deadlines and targets also play a significant role to disrupt the work-life balance. This stagnant friction, whose responsibility is it to ensure that an employee achieves that work-life balance?
There are numerous surveys that state:
"Today, the on-job stress is more as compared to a generation ago.”
“More than one-fourth of the employees, their jobs act as a significant aspect of the stress.”
“Long-sitting jobs and work stress are contributing to leading health complaints."
Apart from flexible working hours, many of the employees are still juggling to balance their work-life. As per a survey by Sodexo, “the employees who struggle to balance their lives are less engaged as well as less productive."
The marketplace continues being highly competitive and to cater it more and more attention is being paid to enhance the workplace. Globally, the companies are focusing on creating and enhancing the work environment that:
- Enables a culture of trust,
- Boost employee productivity,
- Increases business,
- Achieving work-life balance.
Achieving work-life balance helps in combating the job stress, which in turn increases productivity. The companies nowadays, instead of offering flex-time, offer concierge services as a benefit to their employees.
The study reveals that,” happy employees are 12 percent more productive, and the employers who help the employees to maintain the work-life balance receive more engagement. Most of the Fortune’s best 100 companies offer corporate concierge as an effectual way to achieve work-life balance.
In today’s era, this phrase holds a significant value:
"Time is a finite resource, and your employees want more of it.”