What Your Team Members Need = What You Need To Ask
Being able to provide employees with certain aspects of home and life outside of work can help to let them feel more comfortable with their job. However, this cannot be done without knowing what these employees need. Asking people what they need for a good work-life balance fixes many problems that a manager would otherwise not be aware of if he/she had not inquired.
An effective method to achieve this within a larger working community is by having employees fill out a survey regarding various balance-related factors that could be implemented, for example support for working parents or flexible hours. This will help to pinpoint specific areas in which employers as a whole agree that the company needs to improve.
That way, focus can be placed on problems that genuinely affect employees in order to conceive of possible solutions that could be implemented and benefit work-life balance at the workplace.
>Source: Alexandra Hicks