“Today’s professional life is full of anxiety, stress and work pressure and it’s so demanding that it hardly leaves any time to an individual and his family to enjoy and rejuvenate. Work pressure is such that employees right from morning till late in the evening are so engrossed in official work compelling them to stretch even beyond office hours almost every day, including holidays to complete their work and responsibilities.
With a view to mitigate pressure of life as well as maintaining work-life balance and to create the feeling of togetherness, besides building strong family bond, it has been decided by the management to declare every Wednesday as a ‘Family Day’. On this day all employees shall leave their Office exactly at its close hours and spend some quality time with their family & loved ones. The aim is that during the middle of week when employees start feeling tiredness and require some amount of freshness in their life, the concept of ‘Family Day’ would help bringing back sparkle in their life and in work as well.”
J S Malhotra
The heading of your post is "Work-Life Balance". If you wish to really bring the work-life balance then why employees should leave office on time only on Wednesday? Why not on other days? Just going back on time and that too for a day, can it achieve "balance".
If you wish to bring work-life balance, then you should study the causes of the imbalance. Do you have bosses who like to sit in the office till late evening? Is working for the long hours considered as a sign of loyalty?
Have you done the workload analysis? Why employees are sitting for extended hours? Is the manpower adequate or is it that manpower is adequate but the people have fewer skills?
There are so many questions associated with your post. Nevertheless, telling people to go back home on time on one of the days of the week is not a lasting solution. Instead of sitting for long on Wednesday, they might shift their work to any other day.
Expecting all employees to set aside their priorities, because its Wednesday may create confusion.
Rather, allow once or twice in a month to leave early for one or two hour or allow to come late. Then Employees as per their family conditions and personal priorities can utilize this concession.
It may be forceful to leave on time only on Wednesday, when any employee has to complete their task by day-end only.
Doing experiment is good thing. But before that ; please have informal discussion about the same with some employees. So ,they can give useful inputs on the same; as they are knowing real condition at that place.