Step 1: Establish the need to implement / modify a Work‐Life Strategy
A work‐life strategy is a business strategy and should be viewed as part of an organisation's plan, hence the need for strong buy-in from the top management.
Organisations have implemented work‐life programmes for one or more of the following reasons:
- Attract and/or retain talent
- Raise morale
- Increase productivity
- Save on real estate and overhead expenses
- Reduce healthcare costs
- Provide work flexibility in response to changing employee needs
- Increase commitment
- Combat burnout
- Be an Employer of Choice
- Stay ahead of the competition
Once the need for implementing a work‐life strategy is established, organisations should set realistic targets and a timeframe to achieve these targets.