One of the undesirable consequences faced by owners and employees of rapidly growing small businesses is that of work life balance going for a toss. Essentially, with minimal staff being there to manage all the work at hand, small businesses have to increasingly rely on their owners and limited employees to handle more of the ever growing workload. This in turn affects aspects that ensure a proper work life balance such as spending time with the family, leisure activities, a healthy lifestyle, etc.
Further, even though businesses do realize that in the long run, such a state of affairs is only going to affect productivity negatively, they are blinded by the short term goals that they achieve by going the extra mile and sacrificing on non-work related time and activities. Yet, in the same breath, there is pent up frustration building up inside these very individuals who are clamoring for a more balanced life.
So what is the solution in such a scenario?
The ideal solution is to bring on the services of a highly commendable and reputed business coach who could advise the business on the best course of action, keeping in mind the trying times that it is going through. Essentially, with effective business coaching, a business can renew its vision and see things differently from the way it has been used to seeing them, all this while. Take for instance a desktop publishing or graphic design firm. With fierce competition in this domain, most businesses of the ilk, especially the small ones, strive to keep costs low by having minimal employees and burning them out to the maxim. But is that really the best strategy? After all, employee satisfaction and morale would definitely be very low in such a scenario.
Business coaching in this situation would probably recommend a more streamlined way of functioning, along with the possible exploration of hiring external help, say on a contractual, need-based basis that keeps costs low and at the same time, ensures that the work is done promptly, without burning out the existing full-time employees of the enterprise.
This is only a hypothetical representation of just one of the many ways in which business coaching could help you in your business. Irrespective of whether or not you feel the need for assistance with regard to the way your business is functioning, consider taking on the services of a professional business coach today!
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To Your Business Success,
John Curran, Certified Master Coach and NLP Practitioner
Author, Teacher, Business Coach, and Inspirational Speaker
CEO and Founder of Coach Curran International