The Importance of Work-Life Balance
One of the most important aspects of continuing a healthy work environment is establishing a healthy work-life balance.
The concept itself is pretty simple.
The goal is to enjoy yourself at work: to feel like you are doing a good job and having positive interactions with other employees in a comfortable and constructive environment. You are happy in your role and have growth opportunities. You also have schedule flexibility, so you don’t feel like you’re missing out on your personal life.
Why is Work-Life Balance Important?
Why would an employer be interested in the work-life balance of its employees? After all, companies do hire people with the purpose of them fulfilling a role. It sounds like a radical concept, but really is the key to having a productive and happy staff. At Sona, we have a philosophy written into our care ethos that patients are more than medications: they’re people with a story, a family, a history, and a future. When they come to the pharmacy counter, they need more than medications. They need someone who cares about them and wants them to feel their best so they can enjoy their lives outside of the pharmacy walls.
We want the same for our employees. It all goes back to our passion for creating a healthy work environment. Work-life balance has been shown to decrease stress and burnout and increase productivity. Truly a win-win for everyone that leads to a positive environment with the time and space to leave work behind; significantly promoting employees’ physical and mental well-being.
How does Sona promote a Healthy Work-Life Balance?
At Sona, leaders really do understand that people are not just their positions. The amount of attention that goes into learning about who employees are outside of their roles goes far beyond the typical surface level obligation. This interest opens up a rare space that feels genuinely comfortable and lets the line between work and life not feel as harsh.
This positive balance continues with looking at the big picture of what a company ultimately has to offer, not take. What can this look like in action at Sona?
- Adjusting your schedule to pick up your kids from summer camp
- Supporting work-from-home options for roles previously not able to do so
- Providing flexibility to those who are caregivers of loved ones
- Having the freedom to book doctors’ appointments during work hours
- Feeling empowered to take mental health days when needed
The benefits that are offered help people feel secure, and include being able to take time off when needed, having a savings plan for the future, and a company health plan to name a few.
These all have a major impact on the quality of personal well-being and bring peace of mind knowing that your needs are being met while still contributing valued skills. I may be biased, but being compensated with this kind of support makes life much easier!
Balance = A Healthy Life
Our take on company perks and benefits allows people to draw a healthy line between work and life. In addition to excellent company benefits, we also have the added perk of working in a flexible, respectful, and supportive team environment. The balance we strive for with our employees equals a healthy life for them and excellent care and outcomes for our patients. The win-win between employee and customer is the best balance of all.