Home Forums Course assignment: knowledge-sharing of work-life balance issues Work-life balance – benefits for employees and employers:

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    Monika Lesiak-Manka

    Increased Productivity. More hours worked does not mean more tasks will be completed. Some foreign companies are testing a 6-hour workday – with positive results. A more rested and relaxed employee is able to complete more tasks in less time while remaining motivated, focused and creative. Improved well-being and health. People who can maintain a work-life balance are less stressed and therefore healthier. They also have more time for sports. Maintaining a work-life balance also helps to avoid missing important events (e.g. a social meeting or a child’s birthday party) and professional burnout. Greater job satisfaction. People who complete their tasks at work and do not transfer them to their private life derive greater pleasure from their work. If you’re slowly forgetting what your home looks like, it’s a sign that you need to stop a bit. On the other hand – watching Netflix 5 days in a row can make you feel empty and make you miss work. Remember: balance! More opportunity to grow and pursue your passions. An employee who doesn’t have to focus only on his daily job duties can additionally develop in other areas. Acquiring new skills increases both his sense of satisfaction and value to the employer. Better employer image and employee loyalty. Employers who care about life work balance are better evaluated by their employees and more willing to recommend them. Thanks to that it is easier for them to attract and keep the best specialists in the company. Reducing costs related to recruitment. This issue stems from the previous point. If employees like their work and are reluctant to change it, the company does not have to spend time and money on additional recruitment. It is also able to find a good employee much faster.


    I agree with the above statements. Creating a friendly workplace that will respect the needs of the employee creates win-win situations. It is also an important factor that can counterbalance, for example, the amount of salary, which for employees at universities is often lower than if they worked in the private sector. This is especially important in scientific work, which requires creativity, the self-organization of the scope of work and does not have rigidly defined tasks. Friendly working conditions are one of the strongest motivators (apart from finances) to do this job in the best possible way.

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