Smart Leadership: Work-Life Balance Equals Higher Financial Performance

A key attribute you want in an employee is motivation. That personal virtue in a worker is a vital cog in the gears that keep your business running smoothly.

Another personal trait, however – the ability of staff members to balance their work and home (or after hours) lives – can be a bigger contributor to your business’ growth and bottom line performance.

Research published in 2014 (Employee-Friendly Companies and Work-Life Balance) by a team of social scientists at Murray State and the University of St. Thomas showed that companies facilitating work-life balance for employees not only enhanced worker satisfaction but also improved its financial performance.

“Past research shows that employee-friendly work environments and particularly work-life balance contribute to employee satisfaction,” said the authors. Continue reading “Smart Leadership: Work-Life Balance Equals Higher Financial Performance”