Tips for creating a strong work-life balance
Achieving work-life balance has long been a challenge in an increasingly connected world. But with the events of the past year or so forcing many to work from home, finding that balance has become even more challenging for many. More than ever, many of today’s workers feel pressure to be part of a modern workforce that is connected to work at all hours.
One tip to alleviate that pressure: Simply unplug. Although technology has improved our lives in many ways, it has also made it easy for workers to be accessible after office hours. Experts advise that to avoid burnout, people can set boundaries by shutting off their devices and not engaging in work-related activities during personal time.
Whether before, during or after office hours, a well-planned commerce park is one business asset that can help in this area. And Camp Hall, with its easy access to shopping, healthcare, childcare and other amenities, offers a great example of how employers can benefit by providing a strong work-life balance for employees. That can mean a more productive workforce.
When looking for an industrial property, a traditional office space, or a high-traffic retail space, businesses should consider these ways a next-generation commerce park like Camp Hall can stand out in helping employers help their workers achieve a strong work-life balance:
• Exercise equals productive employees: In addition to helping with weight management and building muscle, exercise is a known stress reducer and mood enhancer. Employers will benefit when their workers can focus and their minds are clear. If an employer wants more productive employees, a location with exercise areas can benefit employers and employees. Aerobic activities such as running and cycling are great for those benefits, as are weight-bearing activities such as weightlifting and calisthenics. Camp Hall has multi-use trails planned for walking, running, hiking and biking that can make a daily commitment to exercise and a daily connection to the outdoors nearly effortless. Camp Hall’s Village Center, featuring plans for a collection of small businesses and conveniences, will also offer a fitness center. That can help employers, as healthier employees miss fewer days of work. Trails and a fitness center provide additional workplace opportunities for exercise to help those employees stay healthy and wind down from the stresses of their day.
• Lower stress equals higher productivity: Employers can also benefit from a happier, less-stressed workforce. Once those employees get an exercise routine down, they are able to set regular time aside for relaxation and activities they enjoy. Yoga and meditation are great self-care activities that can help in that area. Hobbies such as bird-watching offer other ways to recharge. Employers will see a great benefit from those recharged employees as worker productivity soars. Another way that can happen is if workers can explore areas of Camp Hall devoted to natural growth and wildlife habitats. Those workers can also explore Camp Hall features developed to maintain and improve a healthy ecosystem. More than 2,650 acres of land are permanently protected at Camp Hall, including approximately 1,265 acres of freshwater wetlands.
• Convenience: Employers will see happier employees because of the location’s convenient access to dining, health care and other amenities for quick stops on the way to and from work. For employers, that could be a benefit as workers are more productive and get more done at the office each day.
Have questions about the master-planned Camp Hall commerce park and how it can help the workforce achieve a stronger work-life balance? Contact us today for more details about all the benefits we can offer to both businesses and their workers.