No matter how many books you read or management strategies you try, there will always be a struggle to find a true work-life balance for any career.
Any good manager knows that his or her responsibilities don’t end at coaching around how employees should optimize their time: You need to help your team cultivate a healthy work-life balance, too. Employee burnout is a real concern; it simply cannot coincide with high productivity or healthy morale.
Is finding the perfect work-life combo an elusive goal? Of course. There will never be a perfect split between your professional and personal lives. But there are a few simple steps that you as a leader can take to help your team get to a healthy place. Here are three of them:
1. Ensure Your Team Knows Where Not To Spend Time
Sometimes we’re not truly busy, we’ve just taken on too much. Help your team to understand where they can, and should, limit their work. Coach them on: [read]