Having a Quality Mix of Work and Life with Tracy Brower
We spend 1/3 of our life working. That’s quite an investment of time. It’s no surprise that a growing number of employees expect a higher quality work experience. Unfortunately engagement numbers paint a picture that disappoints employees’ expectations. New research from Gallup includes bad management as one of the reasons for the dismal state of the workplace. In fact they find 10% of managers are fitted for the position to which they were hired. There are a lot of underperforming managers based on Gallup’s study.
What Gallup’s research reveals is a conversation that many of you are familiar having–how do we better hire and develop leaders to be successful? And what does success look like? These are questions for another time. I want to share with you one area that a manager can begin to make progress in positively impacting the workplace–a quality work/life mix.
In this episode of Work That Matters, I talk with author and thought leader Tracy Brower about having a quality mix of work and life. We hit on some great content from Tracy’s new book Bring Work to Life by Brining Life to to Work.
- How an abundance mentality helps create greater outcomes
- Ways to positively reframe how you view your work
- The importance of putting into place work-life support structures
- The role leadership plays in supporting work-life integration
- What to do even if your culture doesn’t support work-life integration
I believe the solution to hiring and developing high-talent leaders is nuanced. There is no one way. There are, however, areas to explore to help leaders succeed in their work. One of those areas is helping employees’ have a positive well-being. A quality mix of work and life is one lever to pull to help support employees’ well-being.
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