Team leaders are charged with managing and fully engaging their teams so that they are delivering outcomes that make sense to the business AND to the people. The balance of a team’s productivity and engagement – especially under pressure – is not easy. Are you a boss who demands that your team be “on” all the time or are you a boss who encourages work-life balance? Can you help teams create more balance at work?
Your answer matters because overwork, besides being unhealthy, does not actually produce better results for you or your team.
Why Create More Balance for Your Teams at Work
According to Mental Health America, the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting overall mental health, more than one in four Americans describe themselves as “super stressed.” And when people are stressed because they are under too much pressure, their productivity plummets.
To stay both healthy and productive, people and teams need to achieve the right balance. Both employees and businesses benefit when their workers are more engaged, more productive, healthier, and less likely to leave their jobs. What can a team leader do to help their team create more balance at work?
How to Help Teams Create More Balance at Work
Based upon data from employee engagement action plans, here are some tips on how to help your team reach a better work-life balance:
The Bottom Line
Team leaders have enormous influence over their team. Are your leaders and managers helping their teams balance team health and team performance?
To learn more about how to help teams create more balance at work, download 6 Ways to Foster Better Project Team Collaboration
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