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The Benefits of Work-Life Balance

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Good pay is not the only factor of the best job. People start to realize having a job which able you to balance on work-life maybe the best job offer. To help people realize this, some top B-schools have started to open some courses to help people on juggling their responsibilities among their work and life:

… Making your career your life is commonplace by now. But a growing niche of course offerings at top B-schools is helping students discover the fine art of balance. Today’s future managers are being encouraged, through self-assessment and case studies of companies with progressive human-resources policies, to apply personal-balance considerations to the culture of the organizations they’ll one day lead. They’re learning that the benefits of encouraging work-life balance can go straight to the bottom line.

Companies that provide balance for their employees rarely regret it, according to the Business Work-Life Study, conducted by the Families & Work Institute, a nonprofit organization providing research on workforce trends. Aside from experiencing greater commitment and lower turnover among employees, 82% of the 1,057 companies surveyed perceived the monetary cost of offering benefits like flextime, time off to attend school or child-care functions, and the opportunity to work at home, as being completely positive or at worst cost-neutral…

This is probably a hidden gem for your career. In the long run, one with balance life will probably be more success than the one who is sprinting from start to finish. For me, I am still learning this fine art of balance. If you have any tips, please summarize why do we want to balance your work-life, and how can we go and accomplish this?

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Teaching the Benefits of Balance – [BusinessWeek Online]

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