One big issue in the workplace these days is attaining balance between work and family life. And this goes not only for employees and rank-and-file staff, but also for management and company executives. In most cases, it doesn’t really make much of a difference whether one is in a large company, or running a small business. Companies have come to realize that they have to work out schemes by which employees can balance their careers with their personal lives.
At first, it may not be clear enough, but after a closer look, it rings true that the best employee is the happy employee. Productivity is best when employees are able to focus on the tasks at hand, and not when they’re worried about domestic and personal issues.
Large companies, with established human resources departments, usually come up with company programmes that espouse such a balance. However, whether programmes like these successful would depend on various factors.