Workplace professionals lament their inability to carve out personal time away from the office, according to a recent survey conducted by MRINetwork of Philadelphia, PA. Among respondents, 70% said their company does not allow for a proper balance between work and time spent away from the office. The survey also revealed that 65% of respondents reported working frequently after normal business hours. Organizations should take a two-pronged approach to helping employees achieve balance. Managers should encourage employees to enjoy the weekend and not think about work, possibly by offering tickets to a theater or sporting event. Leaders also need to create an employment brand by meeting regularly with staff, outlining clear expectations, and telling employees how to distinguish between major priorities and secondary concerns.
For anyone who wakes up in the middle of the night to frantically check email, achieving the right balance between work and home ca...