How You Can Really Measure Work-Life Balance In Your Company

In his book Start with Why, Simon Sinek tells a story about a construction company owner who values work-life balance. This owner was trying to figure out how to infuse this value into his company. The way he decided to do that was to require people to clock in at a certain time each day (i.e.: between 8:00 and 8:30) and to clock out at a specific time (i.e.: between 5:00 and 5:30).

The owner believed this would allow them to measure and stick to this value of work-life balance. It worked! This action forced his employees to be more productive with the time they had.

Sinek points out that every day was like the last day before you go on a vacation. The employees got a lot more work done AND they had work-life balance. Brilliant!

If work-life balance is something you value, what could you do at your work to have more of it?

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