10 Aug 2019 15:42 IST

Work-life balance starts with managers

Flexibility does not always translate into better work-life balance

Around the world, more and more employees are seeking flexible work arrangements, and as a result, companies are increasingly offering a variety of family-friendly policies. Yet, a study of over 400 working parents in Italy reveals that these policies may not be the answer to helping employees achieve better work-life balance. Rather, companies should focus their efforts on two areas: training supervisors to be more supportive of the policies put into place, and creating organisational cultures in which employees feel comfortable using them. Read the full article from Harvard Business Review here.