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Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.
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Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.

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This presentation suggests how to balance your work and life. What are the impacts of imbalance and how to ensure perfect balance between your office-work and family life.

This presentation suggests how to balance your work and life. What are the impacts of imbalance and how to ensure perfect balance between your office-work and family life.

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  • 1. Work-Life Balance Issues -How to deal with it Presented By Sandipan Samaddar New Delhi Institute of Management
  • 2. “You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life!” - Heather Schuck (Founder & CEO of Glamajama)
  • 3. Definition Work-life balance is about effectively managing the juggling act between paid work and other activities that are important to us - including spending time with family, taking part in sport and recreation, volunteering or undertaking further study
  • 4. Components of Work-Life Balance • • • • • • Self-Management Time Management Stress Management Change Management Technology Management Leisure Management
  • 5. Effects of Imbalance • • • • • If you are working more than fifty-five hours a week, you are out of balance. You are putting at risk at least five very important assets : Your health Your family Your friends Your effectiveness Your example
  • 6. Case Study • Marissa Mayer’s job as the CEO of Yahoo and her pregnancy was announced simultaneously • She took a maternity leave of only 2 weeks • Ban the company’s work-from-home policy • Construction of a nursery next to her office for her four month old son
  • 7. Ways to perfect work-life balance • • • • • • • • Critique yourself Knock out big tasks first Create a schedule Avoid interruptions Turn-off autopilot Learn the power of saying “no” Perspective Know when you are done
  • 8. Work-Life Benefits in Organizations More than 100 varieties of work/life programs are provided by organizations that fall into the following categories: • • • • • • Time Leave Benefits Dependant Care Counseling and Wellness Personal Convenience
  • 9. Case Studies on Work-Life Balance in Large Organizations
  • 10. Case Study 1 : Health Promotion at IKEA
  • 11. Background: • Swedish home furnishing retailer • IKEA’s dream is “to create a better everyday life for the many people.” • The Swedish national values of commitment to, and time with, family and community, combined with concern for a healthy environment, are strongly reflected in IKEA’s organizational culture and management practices • • • • Health Promotion: Health promotion program in IKEA’s Glasgow store Subsidized healthy meals from the popular public cafeteria free podiatry and massage sessions during work time. A range of fitness and occupational health activities during the “Fit for Week” week
  • 12. Outcomes : • Increases morale and commitment by improving psychological contracts • Employees feel that the company cares about them as individuals and, as a result, gives them a greater sense of loyalty Learning Points : • Work-life balance is tied closely to organizational culture • Work-life balance is not just about flexibility in work for life outside work, it also works the other way around • The best way to engage more people in work-life balance programs is to let co-workers who have experienced it advocate it by word-of-mouth
  • 13. Case Study 2: Career Breaks in Lothian and Borders Police Service in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 14. Background : • LBP employs 2,600 police officers and 1,100 support staff • The special diversity unit ensures work-life balance of employees from different ethnic group • The current work-life balance arrangements for which employees in LBP can individually apply are: - Flex time - Job sharing - Full-time or part-time work - Special shift arrangements - Career breaks - Study leave - Care leave - Sick children leave - Sports achievement leave
  • 15. Career Break : • Employees can take break from their services pursuing higher qualifications • Breaks are offered on valid personal reasons • Help to retain people with key skills, reduce turnover, employ more part-time staff and respond to fewer requests for transfers Learning points : • Benefits the organization, as the employee come back with added qualities • Management style is a central part of work-life balance, so it needs continuous development and support • Work-life balance has to be a balance between what the organization needs and what the individual needs
  • 16. 5 Tips for better Work-Life Balance • • • • • Build downtime into your schedule Drop activities that sap your time or energy Rethink your errands Get moving Remember that a little relaxation goes a long way
  • 17. Conclusion In order to ensure work-life balance, one has to consider the following questions: • How much time needs to be set aside for work and how much time needs to be reserved for yourself? • How much time does you family need from you? • Can you meld your personal relaxation time in with family time, or do you need to separate them? Decide what you need to recharge your batteries, and be honest!
  • 18. “Never become so busy making a living that you forget to make a life…!!”
  • 19. Thank You

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