Balance within a company is just as important as your employees maintaining balance in their own lives.
Today’s post is written by Alyson Usserman, an Account Manager at SafeSourcing Inc.
When I was in high school, the teachers would stress the importance of “balance” in your life, and then give you a mountain of homework. During college the same thing happened. So what is this concept of “balance”, since no one really taught us about it? Our employers, significant others, and kids may complain to us that our “balance” is off. But what are they really saying? Usually they say that we should leave work at work, and leave home at home. However, the practicality of this issue is not very clear. Sometimes the babysitter calls me at work, sometimes, work calls me at home. So what is “balance?”
According to Webster’s Dictionary, “Balance is a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.”
But how do we achieve this as a company whole, and as a healthy individual? Companies will not survive and thrive if their employees do not have enough balance. If they can never take a break, they will inevitably burn out. They will no longer be interested in the company or their goals anymore.
Just as individuals, companies can become burnt out too. If they try many different avenues but their costs are not lower than their overhead. If this sounds like your company, let SafeSourcing help you find the balance.
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