Work-Life Balance – New Progress Index “Quick” Provides Orientation for Companies

The German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and eco – Association of the Internet Industry cooperate within the framework of the corporate programme “Success Factor Family” to promote the work-life balance. With the new “Quick” progress index, the programme offers companies a new practical guide to reconciliation during and after the pandemic.

Modern human resources policies that support work-life balance for both women and men have become more important, not least because of the experience of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many companies have introduced or expanded measures to promote a better work-life balance in recent months. With the new progress index “Quick”, this progress can be made more easily visible, measurable and comparable with other companies.

The world of work is changing faster and faster – flexibility, home office, and self-determination are just some of the aspects that are being strengthened by this transformation process. Family-friendly personnel management is being increasingly demanded by many employees. Meanwhile, the fourth Covid wave is once again bringing enormous challenges to companies – not only economically, but also in terms of their attitude towards work-life balance.

Many companies are therefore reorienting themselves, adapting, or are still looking for answers. The progress index “Quick”, offered by the corporate programme “Success Factor Family”, supports companies in this phase: This tool provides participating companies with specific recommendations for individual fields of action that are currently applicable to them in order to implement and further develop work-life balance (for example, remote work or part-time leadership positions). In addition, companies can compare themselves anonymously and free of charge with others of the same size and industry.

The corporate programme “Success Factor Family” bundles information on the topic of family friendliness in companies. As a knowledge platform, it provides a wide selection of practical examples, studies and guidebooks on topics such as working time organisation, family-friendly management and personnel marketing. The associated business network at the DIHK already has over 8,000 members.

The cooperation between the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women, and Youth (BMFSFJ) and eco within the framework of the corporate programme is based on the shared conviction that reconciling family and career can contribute to solving major challenges such as securing skilled labour and equal opportunities. A family-friendly corporate culture ultimately benefits everyone involved – business returns, quality of life for employees, and growth impulses for the industry. Digitalisation is an important building block in this process. Together with elements of New Work, both can promote a family-friendly corporate culture.

Over the next year, eco and the Enterprise Programme would like to work together to identify ways and measures to translate the lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic into a sustainable corporate reconciliation strategy after the crisis. For this purpose, both companies are planning to intensify the professional exchange, organise joint seminars, and identify best practice examples among the member companies of eco.


Click here for the “Quick” progress index https://fortschrittsindex.erfolgsfaktor-familie.de/.

Click here to go to the “Success Factor Family” company network https://www.erfolgsfaktor-familie.de/netzwerken/werden-sie-mitglied.html.

Work-Life Balance – New Progress Index “Quick” Provides Orientation for Companies