Work-life balance is more than just a buzzword. Find out how using a field service management software can help grow your company's bottom line, while also boosting employee morale.
Senior leaders in your field service organization might hear the term and think: “Are people going to be working less?” Technicians and middle managers hear the term and think: “Is that possible? It always seems like there’s more work.”
Think about it like this: let’s say one of your technicians is making $80,000 a year from your FSO. He is good, though, and a competitor comes along and wants to pay him $110,000 a year. That’s a $30,000 difference, which can be big for a family. But if you provide this technician flexibility and good management and don’t run him in circles on calls all week, he might really value the work-life split he has with you. Is that enough for him to turn down an additional $30,000 so that you don’t lose him to a competitor? It may very well be.
Work-life balance becomes confusing because of the different ways we conceptualize work -- i.e. ‘work is virtue’ -- but again, if done right, it’s a major strategic play for your FSO. Most FSOs we’ve ever worked with don’t necessarily do it right, however.
So, how do you get there?
We prepared an eBook on this topic: basically, how work-life balance and providing your employees with significant family time can actually boost and grow your bottom line. We walk through some of the studies and methodology around the connections between work and happiness, happiness and compensation, and happiness and flexibility.
You can download the eBook, titled Using Field Service Management to Improve Work-Life Balance, for free. Each FSO is different in terms of what it can offer to its employees, and we understand that. But walk through some of the ideas and see what you think -- and if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.