Compared to the 38 countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the US comes in at number 30 for work-life balance. And yet, according to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace 2017, 53 percent of employees say a role that allows them to have greater work-life balance and better personal well-being is “very important” to them.
Employees with lives out of balance are at greater risk for burnout, disengagement, and absenteeism. On the other hand, employees with balanced lives—and employers who encourage work-life balance—are happier, more productive, and more likely to stay with your company.
From our Customizable Courseware catalog, this course helps employees hone in on what matters most to them and develop strategies for setting priorities for using time in personally meaningful ways. “Work-Life Balance” is a full course that can be used “out of the box,” or easily modified to fit your company’s brand and voice.
Following this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain what work-life balance looks like in their life
- Recognize signs when life is out of balance
- Find personal solutions to create more balance
Let’s take a look at the “Work-Life Balance” module.
A balanced life looks different for everyone. Since work-life balance is such a personal topic, this course allows for several moments of introspection and reflection, like the exercise below. Learners will also have the opportunity to create a vision statement describing what their ideal work-life balance looks like.
The course follows three different professionals who are struggling with work-life balance and explores what their challenges are and how they could go about fixing them. Since this course is 100% customizable, you can swap out these cutout characters for ones that represent your learner demographics, or change their job roles and challenges to situations your employees are more likely to encounter.
Below is another great exercise to help your learners really think about how much time an activity takes and if they’re setting realistic goals for what they can fit into a week. As you can see, this learner needs to take a step back and try to see what he or she can scale back on.
Helping your employees find a good work-life balance is mutually beneficial. When employees have a good work-life balance, they:
- Get enough sleep (which can lead to an improved quality of work or more productivity)
- Take on higher-level responsibilities at work
- Enjoy their personal time and come back to work refreshed
You can purchase the “Work-Life Balance” module from our Customizable Courseware catalog. Take a look at the other topics we offer—you can easily build an entire training program with the modules we offer.