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  • 1. Vasudevan
  • 2. “I arise in the morning torn between the desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day”, E.B.White. Vasudevan
  • 3. We all have so many commitments these days that we can feel at times we're getting ripped in a million different directions. What to do? Take control now by achieving balance between your work and personal lives. Vasudevan
  • 4. WORK LIFE BALANCE is…   The expression "work-life balance" was first used in the late 1970s to describe the balance between an individual's work and personal life.  achieved when an individual’s right to a fulfilled life inside and outside paid work is accepted and respected as the norm, to the mutual benefit of the individual, business, and society.  Vasudevan
  • 5. It’s your LIFE ! Vasudevan
  • 6. The search for work-life balance is a process in which people seek to change things in accordance with changes in their own priorities, physical, psychological or both, and these can be triggered in their turn by factors such as: age; changes in working conditions; the demands of new technology; and poor management.  The ability to effectively manage the juggling act between paid work  and the other activities that are important to -people.  – Family/Friends  – Recreation  – Spiritual  – Health and Wellness Vasudevan
  • 7.     Work-life balance struggles can diminish your overall happiness and well-being and negatively impact your life in far-reaching ways. Adverse health consequences, such as stressrelated illnesses, can result when you are chronically tense or upset. situational factors pose challenges to your efforts to create the work-life balance you want. Many people are caught in the middle of inner conflicts that make it hard for them to make changes to create the healthier and happier balance they would like. Vasudevan
  • 8.    Overworked and overstressed employees are more likely to get sick and have high absentee rates. A lack of work/life balance affects an employee’s attitude. Unhappy workers are typically less efficient and can destroy morale. Burnout directly affects turnover rates. Employees can work at a frantic pace for only so long before they get frustrated and leave a company. Vasudevan
  • 9.    Women still take prime responsibility for caring and domestic work; women’s employment patterns remain much more affected than men’s by the need to care for children or others. Work-life balance is dependent on a mixture of state polices, individual circumstances and cultural factors. These include norms and assumptions particularly in relation to gender roles and the domestic division of labour. Parents on a low income, especially those with few employment options and restricted resources, have particular difficulties with ‘work-life balance’ Vasudevan
  • 10.        Employee satisfaction Attract/retain employees Decrease labour turnover Increase employee productivity Improved reputation Decrease absenteeism Improved business results Vasudevan
  • 11. 1. Higher quality work 2. Less missed time 3. More employer loyalty 4. An overall more enjoyable workplace as all employees are achieving and enjoying 5. More innovative ideas as employees care about their job. Vasudevan
  • 12.      Decrease pressure Able to better meet work/personal/society commitments More time to do other things Help with child/eldercare arrangements Travel/Education Vasudevan
  • 13. companies must provide more than a good salary and a medical plan. Companies have started implementing flexible work options like:  Childcare  Wellness programs  Financial planning  These work/life benefits encourage employees to be more productive and committed to the company, and they make your company more competitive when recruiting new candidates. Vasudevan
  • 14. Keeping work hold realistic: schedule time accurately, manage resources wisely,priortise tasks ,say no to projects that could overload them. Remove interruptions: free periods during the work results in increased productivity and a less stressful work environment. Development and promotion of programs for education and information concerning safety and health of workers Vasudevan
  • 15.      WORKING HOURS WORK LOADS MULTIPLE ROLES FAMILY REQUIREMENTS PHYSICAL DISCOMFORT Vasudevan
  • 16.    You’re tired, depressed, anxious, and tense Your work performance isn’t as good as it has been You’re missing work more often than you should Vasudevan
  • 17.    Your personal relationships are suffering. You feel like you’re running in circles and getting nowhere. You feel like you have no choices and no control. Vasudevan
  • 18.    You don’t feel in control of your own time. You can think of more things that aren’t getting done. You feel like one part of your life is dominating your time and energy. Vasudevan
  • 19.  Your life is happening to you rather than you managing your life. Vasudevan
  • 20.                Identify the priorities Be sure to ask Set a time frame Find a balance mentor Telecommute Use technology to your advantage Communicate Have a support system Learn your employee’s policies Edit yourself personally and professionally Separate work and leisure Earmark a separate time for working Take a holiday Do not bring work home unless absolutely necessary Enjoy life Vasudevan
  • 21.  Vasudevan Ourselves -physical -Emotional -Mental -Spiritual
  • 22.  Others -Love/Sexual -Families -Friends -Pets -Hobbies/Fun Vasudevan
  • 23.  Obligations -Work/Vocation -Home/Yard -Civic/Community -Financial Vasudevan
  • 24.   DECIDE to respond to stress DECIDE where to spend your: - Time - Energy Vasudevan
  • 25. •Be •Be •Be •Be Vasudevan humble aware simple first
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  • 28. Don’t let the need for “balance” add to your exhausting schedule and to-do list. Vasudevan
  • 29. Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. Jean de La Bruysre Vasudevan
  • 30. It’s your LIFE! Vasudevan
  • 31. VASUDEVAN Vasudevan