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Managing work life integration

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For years we’ve viewed work-life balance as both an insurmountable challenge and an unreachable goal. The world of work has changed as our businesses are running 24/7, personal demands and stresses seem to grow, and every aspect of our lives is fueled by technology. We’re always ‘connected’ and we’re exhausted. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In this session we develop an understanding of work-life integration and flexibility as we consider a revised definition, review the business and organizational benefits of flexibility, and explore an approach to work-life integration for personal success.

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Managing work life integration

  1. 1. then…!
  2. 2. …and now !
  3. 3. the workplace…! the boss! you!
  4. 4. workplace diversity! 5 generations! ‘gender’ roles! careers/learning!
  5. 5. let’s talk about…! • A New Definition! • The Bottom Line! • Your Organization … and YOU!
  6. 6. A New Definition!
  7. 7. “So there's no such thing as ! work-life balance. There's work, and there's life, and there's ! no balance.” ! –Sheryl Sandberg!
  8. 8. Workplace Flexibility! SCHEDULING of hours! AMOUNT of hours! LOCATION of work!
  9. 9. Workplace Transformations!
  10. 10. it’s not a gender issue…!
  11. 11. it’s not a generational issue…!
  12. 12. Lesotho! Swaziland! Papua New Guinea! and the ! United States! According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 11% of all private industry workers have access to paid family leave
  13. 13. It’s more than telecommuting!! • Flex Time & Place! • compressed workweek! • telecommuting! • Flex Careers! • sabbaticals! • career paths (up or down)! • career phases! • Reduced Time! • part time! • part “year”! • Time Off! • paid leave! • time off for caregiving! • Managing Time! • self scheduling! • shift trading!
  14. 14. Business Benefits!
  15. 15. EEs with #workflex! work! 21% harder!! Corporate Executive Board!
  16. 16. Save Money! reduce operating costs $6,500+ for every EE telecommuting just once per week! whenworkworks.org! ! cut 2.7 million sq ft of office space ($29 per sq ft) = annual savings of $78 million! savings of $150 million - (5 snow closures December 2009 and February 2010)!
  17. 17. Happy & Healthy! Telecommuting! ! reduce stress - 25%! increase happiness - 28%! better work/life fit - 80%! more productive - 76%! ! Staples, Inc, 2011! ! ! workplace stress estimated to cost US businesses $300 billion annually! !
  18. 18. “We listen to our people and they tell us very consistently that flexibility is incredibly important to them and to their family. Every night, our assets walk out the door and go home. And we need to be the kind of place that they want to come back to the next day.” ! –James S. Turley, former Chairman/CEO, Ernst & Young, 2011!
  19. 19. Productive & Engaged Employees! at employers with high #workflex:! ! • 4x as many EEs highly engaged (43% vs. 11%)! • 2x as many want to stay (79% vs. 44%) ! reduced turnover 2011 = saving of $45 million! 23,500 US employees -! 1,700 women and 300 men! (including 25% of female senior managers)!
  20. 20. Recruiting & Branding! How will you attract and retain ! Key Talent?! 4 in 5 candidates say flex = very important! 45% of EEs give up $$ for flex! ! EEs ages 18 - 25: give up 14% of $$! ! Mom Corps - work flex survey, 2013!
  21. 21. A New Approach!
  22. 22. Build Business Case! business needs! organizational culture! leadership support!
  23. 23. www.whenworkworks.org!
  24. 24. Build Business Case! Internal Data! EE surveys & focus groups! turnover, retention, hiring! Industry Comparables! benchmark data & ! case studies! Research!
  25. 25. What’s Culture got to do with it?"
  26. 26. It’s more than telecommuting!! • Flex Time & Place! • compressed workweek! • telecommuting! • Flex Careers! • sabbaticals! • career paths (up or down)! • career phases! • Reduced Time! • part time! • part “year”! • Time Off! • paid leave! • time off for caregiving! • Managing Time! • self scheduling! • shift trading!
  27. 27. think about…! • must #workflex depend upon performance?! • launching a pilot initiative! • can request approvals be ‘reason neutral?’! • will #workflex = #workflex equity?!
  28. 28. Managing Change!
  29. 29. you choose…!
  30. 30. Workflex is a BUSINESS STRATEGY…! and YOU! can be ! the! CHANGE AGENT,! the! CHAMPION! &! the BENEFICIARY!
  31. 31. thank you! ! " Robin Schooling, SPHR" robin@silverzebras.com" HRSchoolhouse.com" SilverZebras.com "
  32. 32. Resources! “In telecommuting debate, Aetna sticks by big at-home workforce,” - Reuters, March 1, 2013 “Flex Time Flourishes in Accounting Industry”, New York Times, 2011 http://www.whenworkworks.org http://www.familiesandwork.org Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Towers Watson 2014 Global Workforce Study

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