Balanced Life – The Future of Work, Personal Performance and Well-being

The Global Pandemic changed how everyone works. It’s also redefined sustained productivity, efficiency and wellbeing for employers and their workforce. 


Businesses are having to redefine wellbeing in the workplace to support an engaged, retained, and productive workforce of the highest effectiveness, and there has never been a more important time to address the concept of work-life-balance to save businesses money and maintain a healthier, more productive workforce, without the burnout and mental health issues.

A resounding 75% of UK workers reported suffering with burnout and mental health issues in 2021, with the biggest segment being those in Professional Occupations. 

Why should Businesses be concerned?

  1. High turnover rates

  2. Low employee engagement

  3. Decreased productivity

  4. Increased healthcare costs

  5. Increased absenteeism

 

For an employer, promoting wellbeing in the work place can be a challenge. After all, how can a business promote work-life balance and a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing employee productivity? But Business are having to adapt their long-term strategies to support their employees.

Google searches for ‘occupational burnout’:
 

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Google searches for ‘occupational burnout’:
 

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Through our research amongst workforces from varying industries, the main triggers for burnout and overwhelm are: 

  • Last minute/unplanned work

  • Process adherence and effectiveness

  • Lack of ‘recovery’ time and feeling overwhelmed

  • Lack of support from leadership

  • Lack of Work-Life-Balance


Pressure is at an all-time high as organisations strive for competitive advantage or cost optimisation and the employees often take the pressure.  

The belief that formalised processes hampers speed along with the lack of adherence only exaggerates these challenges, and as you’ll see in the research, employees don't have the separation from work and when they have the physical separation, their minds don't switch off which in turn lowers morale and impacts productivity.
 

How are businesses adapting to retain a productive and engaged workforce and not suffer the financial consequences associated with higher sick leave, absenteeism, staff turnover, lower productivity and occupational health support?

Talk to us today about how you can help improve the quality of life for your employees and the bottom line for your organisation.
In the UK, 70 million workdays are lost due to mental illness annually, causing more than 300,000 people to lose their jobs.

Ill mental health is costing employers between £33 billion and £42 billion every year, with the total impact on the UK economy ranging from £74 billion to £99 billion.

Last year, 45% of sick leave was stress related (at the time of the report).
Research from the ‘Thriving at Work’ report commissioned by the UK Prime Minister

Welcome to Balanced Life for you and your team

We help businesses skyrocket workforce productivity, decrease staff turnover and healthcare costs, and become “employers of choice” by supporting an anti-burnout culture and improving employee’s wellbeing


We partner with organizations and teams to optimize the balance between wellbeing, productivity and operational costs, whilst delivering a culture of work-life-balance to their workforce.


With a combined 40 years in their corporate careers, Jeremy and Dina have dedicated their focus to helping organizations create, adapt and implement sustainable performance, productivity well-being and anti-burnout strategies to strengthen the working culture they offer their workforce.
 

Both Dina and Jeremy are burnout recoveries, turned globally accredited Coaches, and are now on a mission to change the way we operate at work and in life.
 

We believe and have proven that you really can have high performing teams without having them sacrifice their quality of life. 

Why do traditional wellbeing and training programmes fail to change the culture?

With the best intentions, organisations, over the past 4 decades, have attempted to introduce a culture of wellbeing by implementing corporate wellbeing programs and performance based support for their employees. But from research and personal experience, these show limited results on personal productivity or team effectiveness, with wellbeing being seen as a “perk” vs. an investment in the workforce.


More recently, organizations are embracing new and varied ways of working — whether it’s remote, hybrid, or on the frontlines — and employee health and wellbeing is top of mind. Most organizations, however, are finding it challenging to establish clear links between employee needs, individual offerings, and business outcomes, too. 


In come the random ideas of “Meetingless Fridays”, “Training” and other initiatives that are simply not broadly applicable, inflexible and/or have a high barrier to engage.
 

Furthermore, the increasing pressure for taking part in such “perks” makes the whole offering unattractive to employees.
 

Adding to the high barrier to entry is lack of leadership commitment and participation.  To change the culture, it requires all level to be on the journey, supporting each other and changing how the team(s) operate.  Too often a great idea is forgotten or pushed to the side when other priorities come in.
 

True culture and habit change comes through small incremental improvements over time, where people can feel the improvement and get a little better each day.
 

A company's workforce is its No. 1 resource. If employees' health and well-being are given utmost importance, engagement increases, along with productivity and motivation.

Changing the culture to High Performance and Balance

The goal of our programme(s) for your organisation is to increase long term workforce productivity, engagement and performance, while reducing financial impacts of staff turnover, absenteeism and healthcare support.


We partner with organizations to implement strategies and create a culture of high performance and balance based on your business’ goals and priorities. 
 

Change and culture shift takes time, and we leverage the power of habit creation to transform how your employees operate both inside and outside of work.
 

This approach builds a healthy relationship with change without the overwhelm or lost momentum seen with many other programmes.
 

At Balanced Life, we live by the pillars of Mindset, Performance and Wellbeing.  These form the foundational habits and strategies taught on our programmes aimed to give teams and employees a well rounded outcome that is aligned to goals of both the business and the individual.

Our Approach

Between December 2020 and July 2021, employees reported a 21% increase in burnout and 17% increase in physical symptoms of stress like muscle tension and fatigue, as well as added work-life balance challenges and overall job stress, according to a survey by the digital wellness company meQuilibrium.

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The ultimate result is to create an organisation or team that is engaged, efficient, meeting the ever-changing need of the organisation, while still being able to find time for their families and lives.

By putting wellbeing and performance at the centre of your organisation you will see a reduction in presenteeism, increase employee engagement, increased staff turnover, reduced leave for illness and reduction in your operating costs as the organisation grows. 
 

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Quotes from research and discovery on wellbeing, performance and work/life balance

"I'd quite like to be able to take a week or 2-weeks leave without having to work until 2am for the previous week in order to get everything done, so I'm not dumping it on my colleagues while I'm out of the office."

Our Commitment to the world!

As well as our commitment to help people achieve the life they deserve, we are also committee to making an impact on the world

Therefore, for everyone that joins a programme we will be planting a tree to ensure the planet continues to sustain us and support us as we live the lives we deserve

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Talk to us today about how you can help improve the quality of life for your employees and the bottom line for your organisation.