#MWchat Part One: How to Achieve Work-Life Balance


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#MWchat Part One: How to Achieve Work-Life Balance

  1. 1. #MWchat:Achieving Work-LifeBalance in Todays Workplace *Part One*
  2. 2. Career experts share advice on finding a healthy work-life balance 2
  3. 3. Who Are Our Experts?@MonsterCareers @CaliYost @MaggieMistalCharles Purdy Cali Williams-Yost Maggie Mistal 3
  4. 4. What contributes to an unhealthy work-life balance? 4
  5. 5. Difficult Economy  Do More with LessSmart Phones  Constantly Connected 5
  6. 6. What are the benefits of flexible hours and work-from-home environments? 6
  7. 7. “We are each unique andproductive at different timesof the day. Flexibleschedules let you workwhen at your best.”- M. Mistal 7
  8. 8. “Flexibility to work from home takes away commutetimes, leading to happier employees. Happier employeesare more productive.”But Beware…“Building those important professional relationships withcolleagues & managers can be more difficult from home.” - C. Purdy 8
  9. 9. “Flexible schedules touch on all aspects ofengagement: job satisfaction, less stress,autonomy. Employees make the extra effort.” - C. Yost 9
  10. 10. Is work-life balance the same for everyone?How do you define what it looks like for you? 10
  11. 11. “All of us have a completely unique work-life fit.It changes daily and during major life transitions.We all need to allow for periods where there ismore work than life, and vise-versa.” - C. Yost 11
  12. 12. Look to times in yourcareer when you werehappiest. What was yourschedule? How in controlwere you of your time?” - M. Mistal 12
  13. 13. How can employees negotiate a healthy work-life balance with their boss? 13
  14. 14. Cali’s 3-Steps to Work-Life Fit: Step 1Define "What do I want?" Most people only knowwhat DONT want. Typically, really only want arelatively small change. 14
  15. 15. Cali’s 3-Steps to Work-Life Fit: Step 2Step 2: Compare your work and personal realitiesto that "vision" make sure they are compatible.Make have to make changes. 15
  16. 16. Cali’s 3-Steps to Work-Life Fit: Step 3Draft a well-thought out plan to start discussion w/your employer. Focus on "how" you will get jobdone, not "why" want flex. 16
  17. 17. “Always make it primarily about whats good for thecompany, not about your needs.” - C. Purdy 17
  18. 18. “Understand his/her goals and priorities. Thenshow you can deliver on them w/o working roundthe clock, dont make miracles.” - M. Mistal 18
  19. 19. Stay tuned for Part Two, which will focus on finding ajob with a flexible workplace.Comments or questions? Reach us at #MWchat or@MonsterCareers. 19
  20. 20. Here’s a little more info about our experts @MonsterCareers @CaliYost @MaggieMistalCharles Purdy is Cali Williams-Yost is Maggie Mistal is a well-Monster’s job search a work-life flexibility renowned career and lifeand career expert. You expert. She blogs at coach. She hostscan find his advice at worklifefit.com and “Making a Living withMonsterWorking.com. contributes to various Maggie” on Martha national publications. Stewart Live Radio. 20
  21. 21. Thank You 21