Separate work life and home life
Help your employees find ways to separate their personal and professional life. Start by thinking about what you’re doing to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Is it exercising to break up the workday, reading a book for fun, trying a new recipe, game nights with your family, or volunteering?
Whatever it may be, it’s important to find an outlet that enables you to disconnect.
Sometimes it’s difficult to be fully offline, even – and especially – when your home and work environment are one and the same. Encourage your team to use their paid time off in compliance with your company’s policy. And while you’re at it, take a few vacation days yourself.
An important aspect of striking a healthy work-life balance is to define virtual availability. Make sure your employees understand when you are “most available” and vice versa. No one should be working non-stop for eight hours every day, regardless of their job type or industry. So work together to create a schedule and a system that works for your team.
Communicate to your employees what time works best for scheduling meetings, and be available when you say you will. Come up with a virtual communication system. For example, if an assignment is urgent, ask that your employee sends you a text message. If the task can wait, use email or instant message. Find what works best for you and your employees.