Effective Strategies To Achieve Work-Life Balance and Increase Profitability

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  • 1. “ Yesterday is a cancelled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is cash. Spend it wisely.” Nate Scott Work / Life Balance & Wellness Consultant 904.838.2623
  • 2. What’s Your Score? OVER TIME 65+ R.I.P. HALF TIME 25 - 35 35 - 45 45 - 55 55 - 65 1 st QTR 2 nd QTR 3rd QTR 4th QTR
  • 3. We have1440 Minutes / Day.
  • 4. My story…
  • 5.
    • Today You Will…
    Are You Ready... Hear A Rare Presentation See A Tremendous Opportunity Feel An Urge To Share
  • 6.
    • Can You Achieve Work-Life Balance?
    3. I Can Do This NOW ! The Insider Secret To Achieving Work-Life Balance & Increasing Profits 1. I Can Do This. 2. I Can Do This Here . Airport Telephone Computer
  • 7. “ Do as I say not as I did.”
    • For 41 years, my operating principle was;
      • work hard, play hard and spend some time as a father.
    • I felt my life was perfectly balanced. It felt like it had everything in it, all in the right amounts.
    • Jack Welch, “Winning”
  • 8. Work – activities done regularly for money
  • 9. Life – everything else
  • 10. So what is work-life balance?
    • Work-life balance is a swap – a deal you’ve made with yourself about what you keep and what you give up.
    • Work-life balance was coined to address the unhealthy life choices that many people were making; they were choosing to neglect other important areas of their lives such as family, friends, and hobbies in favor of work-related chores and goals
  • 11. How is your work-life balance?
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    • But looking back, it is clear that the balance I chose had consequences for the people around me at home and at the office. For instance, my kids were raised , largely alone, by their mother, Carolyn.
    • My defense, if there is one, is that those were the times. Fathers were different then. In general, it was assumed that wives stayed at home to make everything run smoothly.
    • Jack Welch, “Winning”
    “ It’s not that bosses want you to give up your family or your hobbies.”
  • 13.
    • Conflicts are natural because we are managing two full lives – life at work and life at home. The result is stress.
    The result - Stress
  • 14. "Did you know that it’s been estimated that as many as 90% of doctor’s visits are for symptoms that are at least partially stress-related!“ - About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board These stress-influenced conditions include, but are not limited to: -depression -diabetes -hair loss -heart disease -hyperthyroidism -obesity -obsessive-compulsive -anxiety disorder -sexual dysfunction -tooth and gum disease -ulcers -cancer (possibly)
  • 15. Studies show that Businesses benefit from a focus on more-balanced employees. Well-rested employees are more successful. Time off increases positive mood, and a sense of initiative and competence. The more leisure activities a person is involved in, the higher their life satisfaction. Work/Life Balance = More Productive Workforce
  • 16.
    • Studies show that taking time off from work can reduce the risk of heart attack by 32% in men and 50% in women.
    • Taking a break from work of any kind:
        • Improves Worker Performance
        • Improves Creativity
        • Increases Innovation
    All Things That Employers Want!
  • 17. Juggling activities “ Many people don’t take vacations often enough. In fact, many people never take them due to financial constraints or job insecurity! And now with increasing frequency, when we do take vacations, we often bring work along with us, keeping ourselves essentially still in the work mindset we’re trying to escape. This is unfortunate because of the importance of vacations for stress relief, productivity, and health.” - About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board
  • 18. “ The burned-out employee will utilize medical services, experience increased sick time and have lower productivity, all costing the employer money.” Source: Health Enhancement Research Organization, Birmingham, AL
  • 19. “ For every $1 U.S. companies get back from employees skipping vacations, the lose as much as $7 in costs related to worker burnout.”
  • 20. “… On average , Americans did not use four days of their vacation time, giving an estimated $76 billion back to their employers.”
  • 21. Striving for a perfect balance
  • 22. Or a balanced see-saw
    • Balance is elusive and difficult to maintain.
    • Compromises are constantly made, with the scales of balance shifting along with the occasional long workday or work assignment, family obligations, or any one of a number of life’s little surprises.
  • 23. Achieving work-life balance is a process
    • Getting it right is an iterative process.
    • You get better at it with experience and observation and eventually you will find it is not really hard.
    • It is just what and how you do things.
    • DO----LEARN----DO
  • 24. It is a choice to be made by every individual. And good or bad he or she has to live with the results of those choices. You reap as you sow
  • 25.
    • When we feel fully satisfied with both our personal life and our career it can be said that we are balanced.
    How will you know that you are balanced?
  • 26. Some best practices
  • 27. Compartmentalize
  • 28. Courage to say “NO”
  • 29. Don’t miss all the fun
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  • 49. STRESS at Work …extreme but not uncommon
  • 50. Maybe we should?
    • The workplace has become the single greatest source of stress.
    • 75% to 90% of physician visits are related to stress.
      • Coronary heart disease
      • Musculoskeletal illness
      • Psychological strain
      • Absenteeism
      • Workplace violence…
    • The cost to industry: $200 billion-$300 billion a year.
  • 51. At work
  • 52.
    • Children are more likely today to come home to an empty house.
    • And then spend time with video games , television and the internet with little guidance to offset or control the messages coming from these sources.
    At home
  • 53. are we on the edge
  • 54. or are we seeing the dawn of a new era
  • 55. Now is the best time to be at peace
  • 56.
    • Who Wants To Start NOW?
  • 57. “ Yesterday is a cancelled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is cash. Spend it wisely.” Nate Scott Work / Life Balance & Wellness Consultant 904.838.2623 www.MyWVDT.com