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20 May 2019

easyfaM reconciles family and professional life

Many companies are struggling to find the "right" employees. easyfaM supports companies to become more family-friendly and to relieve employees with younger children so that it is easier for them to combine family and career more smoothly.

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Employees with families are looking for family-friendly working conditions.

easyfaM®, the experts for family organisation, offers family-friendly employers a revolutionary approach - undependent of the size of the company and the number of hierarchical levels - according to the motto: If there is no trouble at home, there is more time and energy for more responsibility at work...

With flexible online training for parents and modern, agile tools for family organisation at home, easyfaM solutions promise "more time and less conflict" for family and job.

Family-friendly companies want to relieve employees with younger children so that it is easier for them to combine family and career more smoothly. The better parents succeed, the higher their motivation and satisfaction, which affects the entire professional team. In addition, the attractiveness of the company increases in the competition for skilled workers.Family friendliness will be one of the main competitive factors.

"The potential of our solutions for companies is enormous: more balance for mothers and fathers, fewer days of illness and absence, more time and energy for professional activity. For mothers in particular, it is a great opportunity to combine family and career more easily," says easyfaM founder Christian Eineder. Family stress keeps many employees from professional careers.

Companies can use easyfaM to create better conditions for families. The easyfaM tools bring modern working methods into family life playfully and with great success. Parents proudly bring these positive experiences back to the company. They help to shape new ways of working and change the communication culture. 

The practical implementation can look like this: The company provides its employees a privately usable access to the easyfaM online training course. Parents use the coaching and methods adapted for families by the two founders of easyfaM, Heidi and Christian Eineder, flexibly at home whenever they have time.

The methods include, for example, the BOFF feedback model and the 4-page communication square for improving the culture of conversation and communication. easyfaM also gives tips on good manners for children and young people, shares strategies in the area of time management (mindsets, routines, tricks, tools, etc.), gives tips on brain-compatible visualisation and structuring (mind mapping) and provides organisational tips for everyday life based on the Lean Management Method 5S (for example for organising the student's desk).

Parents learn how to reach goal agreements with teenagers "SMART" (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timed) and how to organize workshops on sensitive topics such as "media consumption and mobile phone time" even at home without arguing and sustainably.

"We are always open to other topics," says Christian Eineder and motivates companies to participate in the key topics.

The use of Kanban boards, usually used in many agile industrial processes, also facilitates the organization of everyday family life at home. easyfaM calls the Kanban board for families "Taskboard". Christian Eineder explains: "If companies make the taskboards available to parents, the following happens: At home, the agile methods are used playfully by parents and children and used to organize everyday tasks. The parents bring this experiences back to the company and vice versa - this creates a dynamic that is beneficial for both sides".

Christian Eineder advises managers in human resources departments and corporate health management on how to successfully establish the programme in their company.

Source of pictures: Unternehmensnetzwerk Erfolgsfaktor Familie, Germany, 2019