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Why Do People Struggle With Achieving a Work-Life Balance?

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The specifics of what it means to have a good work-life balance have certainly changed over the years, but we generally see it as when a person has a harmony between their job, home, and social life. Harmony is when you don't feel overly pressured, that you don't have enough time or energy to devote to one of the things, and rather, you feel more content and energised to participate in every aspect of your life.

​Unfortunately, all too many employees today feel as though they struggle with achieving a good work-life balance. Common reasons for this include:

  • Employees feel as though they must constantly be seen working hard in order to get a pay raise or promotion

  • Employees feel as though they can't switch off until everything is done

  • Employers or managers give employees workloads that cannot be achieved without extra hours


​At first, if you are a manager or employer, having those who work for you want to take on more work and put in extra hours can often feel like a good thing. But this has gone on too long, and most who are struggling here will find a disruptive work-life balance that will ultimately lead to burn-out. One of the best ways to prevent this is to have employees undergo office productivity training.


​Office productivity training helps teach professionals how to best manage their time and work. With this office productivity training, employees can learn strategies to better manage their time and understand when it's time to step away from the office. These are also life management skills, helping employees better achieve that oh-so-desirable positive work-life balance that is good for all.

Find out how to support your people achieve work-life balance with our WorkingSmart with Outlook training.

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