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20100712 work-life balance - mcr hrd inst. -

  1. 1. What is Work-Life Balance? “Work-life balance is about people having a measure of control over when, where and how they work. It is achieved when an individual‟s right to a fulfilled life inside and outside work is accepted and respected as the norm – to the mutual benefit of the individual, business and society.” The Work Foundation
  2. 2. What is Work-Life Balance? Work life balance is an individual’s ability to fulfill their work and Martin lifestyle responsibilities with minimal conflict and maximum contentment.
  3. 3. More efficient Management of work Martin
  4. 4. Wheel of Life
  5. 5. “Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance."
  6. 6. WORK - LIFE BALANCE IS NOT trying to schedule an equal number of hours for each of your various work and personal activities ~ that would become usually unrewarding and unrealistic ~ and may be frustrating
  7. 7. How to recognize when you are losing balance? Take inventory on your life and thoughts 1. Am I continually ill? 2. Do I suffer mood swings everyday? 3. Do I constantly crave and over-indulge in something? 4. Do others seem to be moving forward when I am not? 5. Do I wish I was someone else? 6. Do I wish I was somewhere else? 7. Am I envious of another? 8. When I do things for others do I feel sad and empty? 9. Am I unhappy with ME, inside and out? and further . . . . .
  8. 8. How to recognize when you are losing balance? 10. Do you work late hours at office every day & take your work at home as well? 11. Do you feel stressed about the amount of time you spend at work, traveling to work or thinking about work? 12. Do you often take a lunch break which does not even last for 30 minutes? 13. Do you miss out on quality time with your family and friends because of pressure of work? 14. Do you think work is having a negative effect on your personal life? 15. Do you often think that you do not get enough time for yourself? 16. Do you feel anxious or upset because of what is happening at work? 17. Do you feel tired or depressed because of work? 18. Do you often lose your temper at work?
  9. 9. Consequences of Work - Life imbalance Reduced work and family satisfaction Increased psychological strain symptoms Reduced positive affect and well-being Increased work withdrawal (late coming, absenteeism) and consequently, decreased work performance Increased marital and family withdrawal Increased physical health symptoms – insomnia, fatigue, headaches, heart disease, etc.
  10. 10. Coming back into Balance 1. Sit in a quiet place, close your eyes and slow down your breath 2. Let your mind take you through your life 3. Begin to look at it objectively 4. Start to ask yourself questions • Am I truly happy? • Do I want more out of life? • Am I letting life pass me by? 5. Open your eyes and make a list on paper of your needs and wants, honestly!! 6. Putting your wants aside for now, look at your needs
  11. 11. Work-Life Effectiveness Career Self Life Family Community
  12. 12. HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF YOUR PURPOSE OF LIFE IN RESPECT OF EACH OF THESE MULTIPLE ROLES ? ~ an attempt to express all priorities and important aspects of one’s ideal life? Then, really plan to achieve your priorities ?
  13. 13. OPTIMAL WORK – LIFE BALANCE ZONE AMOUNT OF PRESSURE Boredom Mistakes Apathy Poor Judgment Lethargy Bad Decisions
  14. 14. DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR WORK-LIFE BALANCE TO BE IN BALANCE OR OUT OF BALANCE ?
  15. 15. Females tend to find it more difficult than males to strike the ideal balance because of the motherhood mandate which NATURE & CULTURE impose on the female parent.
  16. 16. YOU HAVE GOT TO WORK HARD TO FIND A LIFE. WHEN YOU FIND IT, YOU CAN THINK OF HOW TO JUGGLE & BALANCE BOTH.
  17. 17. Know Yourself Write a mission statement for yourself by considering the following questions:  What is most important in my life?  What do I want to be in my life?  What will I need to do to become that?  How do I want to be remembered by my family?  What do I want to be known for by my office colleagues ?
  18. 18. 1. Set aside time to reflect on your life, dreams, and goals. 2. Determine your areas of strength. 3. Identify what you enjoy doing. 4. Set some short-term (one day, one week, one month) and long-term (2+ years) goals. 5. Schedule time to accomplish your goals. 6. Recognize and deal with stress
  19. 19. Work-Life Balance Decisions 1. Honestly assess How much Balance You Want 2. Choose a Talented, Supportive Companion (Spouse) 3. Clearly Communicate Career Expectations 4. Manage Work Expectations (set boundaries) 5. Refresh Yourself Regularly (take vacations) 6. Include your Spouse in Every Major Career Decision 7. Recognize there will be Tradeoffs 8. Review and Reassess regularly – Be reasonable and responsive to the changing situations.
  20. 20. Your best individual work-life balance will vary over time, often on a daily basis. The right balance for you today will probably be different for you tomorrow. The right balance for you when you are single will be different when you marry, or if you have children; when you start a new career versus when you are nearing retirement. There is no perfect, one-size fits all, balance you should be striving for. The best work-life balance is different for each of us because we all have different priorities and different lives.
  21. 21. YOUR LIFE NEEDS SELF MANAGEMENT LIFE MGT. L=T MIND MGT. T=Q DEV. MGT. P=E L=T=T= Q = P= E
  22. 22. THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
  23. 23. What is LIFE? Life is a time period between your „birth‟ and the ultimate – „death‟ And, it‟s full of CHOICES…… You choose how you want it to be.
  24. 24. S = SELF M = MOTIVATED I = INITIATIVE (TO) L = LEARN (AND) E = EXCEL L= EL–E=0 LEARN TO EXCEL IN LIFE THE SECRET OF EXCELLENCE LIES IN LEARNING
  25. 25. URU YOU ARE UNIQUE !
  26. 26. Set your Life-time DREAMS/GOALS • Think what YOU WANT… – to HAVE – to BECOME – to DO Write down your Goals and put a target date (only 3% people in the world write their goals and all of them achieve those) Don‟t you want to join that 3 per cent ?
  27. 27. BE A BETTER BETTER-HALF If you are married, become your spouse’s number one supporter, the one who is always there supporting and fueling hopes and dreams. Develop together and march confidently through the world as an army of two.
  28. 28. Physically – Active Mentally – Alert Intellectually – Inspired Spiritually – Awakened Emotionally – Balanced Morally – Strengthened Socially - Relevant So as to be a POSITIVE, CONSTRUCTIVE and CONTRIBUTING CITIZEN OF THE SOCIETY. BECOME A SEED – AFFECT ETERNITY – AWAKEN DIVINITY
  29. 29. You sow a thought, you reap an action. You sow an action, you reap a habit. You sow a habit, you reap a character. You sow a character, you reap a destiny. The essence of a person is his character – make yours unique, unblemished and strong. • Do not say you will do anything unless you will indeed do it. • Speak the truth and measure your words wisely. • Be humble, straightforward, helping, friendly and peaceful.
  30. 30. W. A. T. C. H. W = WORDS A = ACTIONS T = THOUGHTS C = CHARACTER H = HEAD & HEART
  31. 31. AT LEAST 1 % OF YOUR TIME TO BE INVESTED IN GOOD READING SO AS TO PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE FUTURE
  32. 32. THE SECRET OF SUCCESS : CONSTANTLY & CONTINUOUSLY FUTURE PRESENT PAST
  33. 33. COMMITMENT + DISCIPLINE + PERSEVERANCE ADOPT WORK IS WORSHIP ATTITUDE
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  35. 35. The Importance of quality time with family 1. TURN OFF THE CELL PHONE, WHEN ENJOYING LEISURE ACTIVITIES. 2. CUT DOWN YOUR TELEVISION TIME. 3. PROPER APPORTIONMENT OF TIME BETWEEN FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
  36. 36. START THE DAY WITH L O V E SPEND THE DAY WITH L O V E FILL THE DAY WITH L O V E END THE DAY WITH LO V E ~ THAT IS THE WAY TO DEVELOP
  37. 37. LOVE AND HOPE ARE THE ONLY REAL THINGS THAT MAKE US LIVE AND LOVE TO LIVE
  38. 38. To sum up: • You are the author of your life: live your life in line with YOUR values and YOUR principles !!! • Don’t forget: the goal is to achieve a sense of well-being ! • Please remember that : What works for one individual does not necessarily work for another; and also that what has worked for you in the past 3, 4 or 5 years might not work today; • Be prepared to adapt along the way.
  39. 39. Wrap Up • What did you learn? • What things you want to implement in your life, starting today? • What are some key questions you will ask yourself?
  40. 40. May GOD help YOU in achieving your Goals. And remember, GOD helps those who help themselves.
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