Importance of training Managers to support work-life policies

Work-life balance programs may transform the way an organization carries out its functions. To be able to effectively lead the organization culture for effective performance under these programs managers may thus require additional training (Harpaz, 2002). For instance effective control may not be achievable with traditional hierarchical organizational setup when work-life balance programs are instituted (Harpaz, 2002). To enhance performance the managers would be needed to adopt different supervisory mechanisms that promote employee empowerment. Such changes may require management training for the transition period to be well coordinated.

Similarly work-life balance programs need to be well structured for them to generate better outcomes to the organization (Kisilevitz & Bedington 2009). Since management is also concerned with cost control, only when work-life balance programs result into a favorable cost/benefit relationship would better organizational outcomes arise. Training on the structure of these programs would thus enhance managerial evaluation of alternative programs hence helping them make informed choices. Go to part 3 here.

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