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Work life balance


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  • I am not in a career that matches my career goals. Working smarter means to create a life filled with following one's bliss. Title leaves little satisafaction towards success for me personally. Now with a new strategy in place ready to prepare for one day at a time. As per the slide in each day there is only 24 hours. My focus will be on how am I managing my time? This will allow for accomplishments by eliminating stress.
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  • 2. CONTENTS What is Work-life-Balance Myths and realities related to it Reasons for imbalance Solutions for the imbalance What corporates say HR solutions for the imbalance Benefits from Work-life-balance work life balance 2
  • 3. MEANING Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between "work" (career and ambition) and "lifestyle"(Health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation). work life balance 3
  • 4. Work life balance is resource allocationIntervention points Personal resource supply Time Energy money Resource allocation Choice of allocation Demands on our to work resources Choice of allocation Work demands to non work Non work demands work life balance 4
  • 5. Myth 1Work life balance means spending 50% of your time at work and 50% of your time at home work life balance 5
  • 6. RealityWork life balance occurs when individuals with a finite amount of mental, physical and emotional resources allocate those resources in way that corresponds their personal and/or professional goals. work life balance 6
  • 7. Myth 2women desire more work life balance than men work life balance 7
  • 8. Reality Annual Career Builder survey finds that 1/3 of men would quit their jobs to stay at home if they could afford that Many studies have found that there is no gender differences in experience of work life conflict Men and women are both affected by non work and work demands Findings in relation to gender differences in work and non work domains are often weak or inconsistent work life balance 8
  • 9. Myth 3 Work life balance is synonymous with work-family balance or family support vs work life balance 9
  • 10. Reality Equating work life balance and family support as synonymous assumes only those with families desire balance Can lead to backlash to single employees or employees without children Research on singles friendly culture is a response to this backlash work life balance 10
  • 11. Reasons for imbalanceCompetition Individual career ambition work life balance 11
  • 12. Global economy Longer working hours work life balance 12
  • 13. International business work life balance 13
  • 14. SolutionsDon’t overbook Prioritize ruthlessly work life balance 14
  • 15. Learn how to say “NO” Organize work life balance 15
  • 16. Use technology Know it won’t always be perfect work life balance 16
  • 17. Tips from corporate WORK NEAR HOME“Try to cut down the commuting time.” says Pushkar Singh Kataria, 38,VP,group HR, Vedanta Resources. At lunch hour he heads home-10 minutes from his office. ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING CAN WAITCurb checking your Facebook profile or professional network account to set a time during the day or week. “You can save time and spend it on yourself,” says Anita Belani, country head, Russel Reynolds. Source: work life balance 17
  • 18.  PAMPER YOURSELFIndulge yourself. Spend a couple of hours in the garden, play with children, or cook. Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. “Pamper yourself a little more every day and you’ll see a big payoff at work and home.” says Gurmeet Singh, area director, India Maldives, Mariott Hotels. Source: work life balance 18
  • 19. HR solutions for Work-life BalanceOn the job training Surveys of employee work /life issues Set priorities for all work Train line managers to recognize signs of overwork Seminars on work life balance work life balance 19
  • 20. HR solutions for Work-life BalanceMake work more flexible Flexi time Job sharing Sponsoring employees’ family oriented activitiesAllow for time off from work A formal leave policy Paid childbirth or adoption leave Allow employees to take leave for community service work life balance 20
  • 21. Benefits from work life balance Feel more rested and organized Working more productively and get more accomplished, leading to greater career success More fulfillment from work Improving relationship with family and friend work life balance 21
  • 22. Benefits from work life balance Better physical and mental health Making choice about your priorities rather than sacrificing any More leisure time to spend with loved ones or for yourself work life balance 22
  • 23. Video showing importancework life balance 23
  • 24. “Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and further when the wheels are in perfect alignmentyou perform better when your thoughts, feelings emotions, goals and values are in balance.” work life balance 24
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