Creating an environment where employees can be motivated means that balance must exist. Managers need to be aware of a key concept; employees aren’t influenced as much by what a manager says as by what a manager does. So managers need to model the behaviors of balance. Here are some tips on modeling the concept of balance:

•   Work hard, but have fun. It is okay to work hard, but it is not okay to not have fun. Fun is the great balancer in the world of work, and can do a great deal to relieve stress. Managers should be willing to have fun at meetings and while completing the daily tasks in the work place.

•   Take time off. Managers should be willing to take time off. If managers take time off, they will be better managers and will send a message ...

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