Sunday, January 24, 2021

Work-Life Balance Risks and Benefits

Work-life balance is essential to combat stress, ensuring both individual and company success. The stress associated with unbalanced lifestyles is costly; it damages productivity and increases individual health risks. Employees who have the tools to balance their professional and personal lives are happier, healthier, and more productive. In addition to improving performance, many younger employees place a high value on work-life balance. Companies that include work-life balance as part of their culture will be able to better attract qualified candidates.


Understanding the benefits of a healthy balanced life will motivate anyone to make necessary changes. Balance will improve the lives of individual employees as well as the company culture. Learning the basics of work-life balance will also increase employee productivity, health, and morale.

A healthy balance between work and home should be a priority for everyone. Implementing proper work-life balance offers many important benefits. There are, however, many hazards linked with an unbalanced work and home life. 

  • Poor Health: Working long hours without taking time to relax will take its toll on health.
  • Unresolved Conflict: A lack of balance can create conflicts at work and at home.
  • Poor Performance: Taking on too much responsibility will lead to exhaustion and cause performance to suffer.
  • Financial Loss: The impact on health and productivity takes a financial toll on both individual employees and organizations.
  • Fulfillment: People who successfully implement work-life balance improve their sense of fulfillment at work and at home.
  • Health: A healthy work-life balance decreases the risk of heart disease and other health problems. 
  • Greater Productivity: Being relaxed and well rested increases productivity and improves work performance.
Until next time... 


Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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