By Aimee Johnson
Work-life balance is an ever-increasing topic of discussion and frustration. With five generations and seven values currently in the workplace today, how do you keep all of these employees happy?
As the workforce continues to change, are you an employer that believes in the traditional way of doing things – keep your head down, do what your told, clock-in, clock-out, work your 9am-5pm, 40-60 hours per week, and collect your paycheck or do you prefer more a blurred lines method that may not be the same approach for all?
One employer explores a 32-hour workweek strategy. Would this work for you and your business?
Here were some of the experiment’s results:
- A 24% increase in home-work balance
- Employees returned to work more energized
- The staff was reported to be more creative
- Attendance was better
- Employees were punctual
- Employees did not leave early or take breaks
Maybe we all should take a second look at how we are doing business and managing our employees.