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Work Life Balance Presentation

  1. 1. Life/Work Balance<br />Michael Horwitz<br />Principal Consultant<br />Strategic Planning & Management<br />Individual & organizational strategic planning & execution.<br /><br />561-371-1381<br />Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Objectives<br />Finding a new perspective on work/life balance.<br />Defining your values, roles and goals.<br />What is a hedgehog? How do you find it?<br />Making it a habit<br />Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />2<br />
  3. 3. We are Defined by the Work We Do.<br />Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />3<br /><ul><li>What is balance?
  4. 4. Equal parts?
  5. 5. Equal value?
  6. 6. What is important to you ?</li></li></ul><li>Work-life balance …<br />We feel like we have work-life balance when there is a correlation with our personal values and the place we work.<br />Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />4<br />
  7. 7. How can we create work-life balance?<br />Roles, goals and specific steps<br />Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />5<br />
  8. 8. Values<br />Your values are the timeless core principles that guide the true north of your internal compass. <br />They are your standards, ideals and highest priorities.<br />Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />6<br />
  9. 9. Examples of values<br />Beauty<br />Compassion<br />Wisdom<br />Leadership<br />Integrity<br />Fitness<br />Faith<br />Respect<br />Loyalty<br />Courage<br />Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />7<br />
  10. 10. Add a clarifying statement<br />Value: Creativity<br />Clarifying statement:<br /> I reflect my unique capabilities while being inventive and independent in the things I choose to do.<br />Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />8<br />
  11. 11. Define the goals that get you closer to your values/mission<br />Value: Fitness<br />Specific goal: lose 15 pounds within 90 days by working out at the gym from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. three days a week.<br />Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />9<br />
  12. 12. Goals<br />Goals are the short term action steps that we take to incorporate our values in to our lives.<br />They are SMART<br />Specific<br />Measurable<br />Achievable<br />Realistic<br />Time sensitive<br />Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />10<br />
  13. 13. Goal-setting tips<br />Write it down.<br />Give it a deadline.<br />Break it down into doable chunks.<br />Make a commitment.<br />Find an accountability partner.<br />Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />11<br />
  14. 14. Roles<br /><ul><li>What roles do you play in your life? Spouse, parent, community leader, employer, employee, neighbor, etc.
  15. 15. Our values affect how satisfied we are in our roles.
  16. 16. How well we achieve the goals we have for our roles affects our satisfaction in our lives.</li></ul>Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />12<br />
  17. 17. Goals within Roles<br />The next step in the process is to plan in the steps that get you to the goals with in your roles.<br />Example:<br />My role as a parent is to provide my children with educational opportunities and create a nurturing environment where my children can develop self confidence. To give them wings and let them fly.<br />How:<br />Plan one-on-one time with your child by making a date to do what they enjoy doing and putting it on your calendar. Don’t change it!<br />Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />13<br />
  18. 18. Time<br />We don’t manage time, we use it. We manage things, we lead people.<br />We all have the same 24 hours every day.<br />Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />14<br />
  19. 19. How we use time<br />Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />15<br />
  20. 20. Planning tips<br />When? Before the week begins.<br />Where? A quiet place.<br />How long? 20-30 minutes.<br />Who – you self and those it may involve<br />Work/Life Balance, October 1, 2009<br />16<br />