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Work Life Balance


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What is Work Life Balance?
How do organisations help employees?
What are the implications?
Why we should think about Life Balance instead.
How to Set Goals to improve your life blance

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Work Life Balance

  1. 2. Work Life Balance
  2. 3. Martin “ 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 What is Work-Life Balance?
  3. 4. Martin The Government’s Agenda <ul><li>Govt. Work-life balance campaign launched 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>DfES commissioned a state of the art review on the reconciliation of work and family life for men and women and the quality of care services. </li></ul><ul><li>Dti plans to review maternity, paternity & flexible working legislation in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>EOC currently carrying out 3 statutory investigations using its powers under the Sex Discrimination Act. </li></ul>
  4. 5. The other impact Child of Our Time Research We know you have to work and that’s Ok but…… Don’t take stresses at work home Keep your promises Spend “focussed” and “hang around” time with us. The more time you spend, the better. Be there for your children – or else. Take care of your kids – one day they may have to take care of you.
  5. 6. Children WORK Life Balance WORK WORK Life
  6. 7. Wheel of Life
  7. 8. The Importance of Goal setting “ If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got!” Ed Foreman
  8. 9. Reticular Activating System
  9. 10. The GROW Model oal eality ptions ill / Way Forward G O R W
  10. 11. SMART Objectives pecific easurable chievable ealistic ime Constrained / A greed / R elevant S M A R T / O bservable
  11. 12. The Conscious and Unconscious Mind
  12. 13. Well-Formed Outcomes Are the reason why: <ul><li>We live in Cornwall </li></ul><ul><li>We work from </li></ul><ul><li>The Engine House </li></ul><ul><li>Fiona has walked along </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Wall of China </li></ul>
  13. 14. What Specifically Do You Want? Specific (SMART) Goal (GROW) State in the positive
  14. 15. Where Are You Now? Specific (SMART) Reality (GROW)
  15. 16. How Will You Know When You Have Achieved It? Make it compelling Visual Auditory Kinaesthetic Measurable (SMART)
  16. 17. What Other Evidence Is There? Information that you can measure
  17. 18. What Will This Get For You? A goal is not a goal in itself – it simply serves to get you something that you want. Ask this more than once What else? What else? What else?
  18. 19. Is It Self Initiated? Are you in control? Agreed (SMART)
  19. 20. Context? Who do you want it with? Where do you want it? When do you want it? Specific (Smart)
  20. 21. What Resources Do You Need? Have you done it before? Do you know someone who has done it? Can you act as if you have it? Skills? Time? Money? Will/Way Forward (GROW)
  21. 22. What Will You Gain When You Achieve This? Will/Way Forward (GROW) What Will You Lose When You Achieve This?
  22. 23. What will happen if you get this? What won’t happen if you get this? What will happen if you don’t get this? What won’t happen if you don’t get this?
  23. 24. What Other Evidence Is There?