Contractors — 20 min
While working remotely — whether from a home office, your favorite cafe, or your kitchen table — it’s normal for the point where work ends and personal life begins to feel undefined.
Organizations with remote workers must prioritize life-work balance (notice the emphasis on “life”) to promote a healthy working culture. That means learning to recognize the signs of burnout, creating systems for asynchronous work, and building the foundations for psychological safety within the organization.
With the right strategies and policies in place, you can catch burnout and other life-work balance issues before they become a major problem. So, what do those strategies look like in practice? Check out the full webinar to find out!
In this webinar, four of Remote’s top advocates for remote work discuss strategies for striking that all-important balance. Watch Amanda Day, Director of People Enablement; Preston Wickersham, Senior Content Marketing Manager; Claire Walsh, People Enablement Partner; and Tarrah Nhari, CX Program Manager in this one-hour webinar full of practical tips for managers and leaders to build a balanced remote work culture.
To promote life-work balance for your team, you need to be able to recognize the signs of poor imbalance. What does it look like when things are not as they should be?
On a personal level, signs of burnout include difficulty focusing, physical pain and illness, poor sleeping and eating habits, and increased anxiety and depression. As a manager, look out for signs that employees are working long hours with low productivity. Engagement surveys can be helpful to create quantitative measurements, but qualitative measurements — like regular 1:1 conversations — are even more important.
Once you understand the signs of burnout, it’s time to put some strategies in place to prevent it. Companies can do the following:
Create space for employees to give open and honest feedback about their experiences.
Communicate frequently about the importance of mental health.
Provide mental health benefits including access to counseling services.
Use asynchronous work strategies such as a focus on output over hours and a culture of documentation.
Whether your whole team is fully remote or you work from a hybrid model, a focus on mental health and life-work balance doesn’t just help your bottom line (it does) and employee retention (that too). When life-work balance is on point, everyone gets a happy, healthy, and productive environment. A balanced culture means everyone wins.
Want to speak with us about more strategies for striking that perfect life-work balance? Ready to hear more about how we can help you build and scale your international team?
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