What is work-life balance?

Work-life balance is the optimal arrangement of an individual’s on-the-job and private time to facilitate health and well-being.

Why is work-life balance important?

The “always on” digital work day makes it difficult for employees to create boundaries between their work and personal life. Employees may feel obliged to connect to their work, not just at the workplace, but at home and even on vacation.

Finding a work-life balance is essential for employee engagement, productivity and morale as well as overall health and well-being. Achieving and maintaining work-life balance—or work-life harmony or integration, as some experts prefer to call it—has been found to reduce stress and prevent burnout.

Examples of work-life balance promoting initiatives

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Providing care for dependent family members
  • Employee-friendly absence or vacation policies
  • Supporting education and training
  • Promoting fitness and healthy living
  • Establishing “fun” committees

How nilo.health can help 

The nilo.health program “Fix your work-life balance” teaches employees how to make meaningful use of their free time, understand what matters to them, know the value of their work and make better, value-based, decisions. Wellness-focused programs such as  “Rest and relax” and “Address your stress”, help employees better understand and attune to their physical and mental health needs and cultivate strong habits and mindfulness.

One-on-one psychological support and webinars and group sessions on work-life balance topics such as “How to create your personal growth plan” round out the offering.

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