We live in a fast-paced world where technology has made it easier than ever to get things done. Our technologies make it seem like any barrier in our path can be quickly and easily surmounted. In the business world, many believe that speeding up and working harder–also known as grinding–is the way to shine. But this is not the case.
We are all familiar with the phrase “Work smarter, not harder.” But what we fail to understand is that to work smarter, we first need to slow down.
Studies have shown that poor work-life balance can cause health problems like alcoholism, sleep disorders, depression, obesity, and more. This issue has been getting more discussion over the past few years, especially as younger workers start to represent a larger percentage of the global workforce. It is not a surprise then burnout and stress caused by poor work-life balance are at an all-time high.
With grind culture still dominating workplaces around the world, it is easy to see why we need to change. After all, with increasingly powerful and flexible technology at our disposal, grinding should no longer be a necessity. By learning how and where to apply existing technologies, workers can now go deeper and get things done faster and better – and without burning out.
Administrate’s CEO, John Peebles, is well aware of the dangers that come with a lack of agility at work. He has made its mission to help companies around the world cope with stressful working conditions more effectively. After working with a therapist himself, John decided that his own company should also undergo changes to prevent the same stress and burnout from happening to his employees.
John brought aboard a therapist as part of the company’s staff, bringing positive changes to the company culture and raising awareness. Now, Administrate has been certified as a Great Place to Work® after a survey of current employees in the United States and the United Kingdom.
“Building a great work environment is a dream we all share at Administrate, and I couldn’t be more proud of this team and this accolade,” Mr. Peebles said in a press release. “We’re committed to doing better as a company every day. I’m thrilled to become certified as a Great Place to Work as we innovate in all areas of the organization to ensure our progress continues.”
Companies like Administrate have focused on providing enterprises with the necessary technology infrastructure to better manage their training operations. Their software platform offers a scalable, efficient, adaptable solution to help training departments and learners get the most from workplace training.
While better and frequent training is an important step toward increasing employee satisfaction, reducing burnout, and improving efficiency, it is just a part of the equation. Training has been a component of the workplace for centuries, after all, and online training has been around for decades. But in many cases, poor planning, end-user interfaces and integrations with other corporate or learning systems have limited the overall value to workforces.
Administrate helps to improve the value of training systems for corporations and end-users, making them less complex, more streamlined –ultimately helping to significantly increase adoption. This helps corporate training and HR departments to roll out successful programs and optimize budget and planning KPI’s.
Digital solutions like the one provided by Administrate bring flexibility and interaction to training. They also provide a means for employees to learn skills that interest them, and even transform their company into a data culture, where the most important decisions are driven by relevant data.
To retain top talent, companies must build a supportive work culture, encourage flexible work options and new forms of training.. They must also put a premium on work-life balance. Providing employees with the chance to learn and develop new skills in a non-restrictive, non-imposing, and more flexible manner has proven to be a great way to start.
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