Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.


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This presentation suggests how to balance your work and life. What are the impacts of imbalance and how to ensure perfect balance between your office-work and family life.

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Work life balance issues- How to deal with it.

  1. 1. Work-Life Balance Issues -How to deal with it Presented By Sandipan Samaddar New Delhi Institute of Management
  2. 2. “You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life!” - Heather Schuck (Founder & CEO of Glamajama)
  3. 3. Definition Work-life balance is about effectively managing the juggling act between paid work and other activities that are important to us - including spending time with family, taking part in sport and recreation, volunteering or undertaking further study
  4. 4. Components of Work-Life Balance • • • • • • Self-Management Time Management Stress Management Change Management Technology Management Leisure Management
  5. 5. Effects of Imbalance • • • • • If you are working more than fifty-five hours a week, you are out of balance. You are putting at risk at least five very important assets : Your health Your family Your friends Your effectiveness Your example
  6. 6. Case Study • Marissa Mayer’s job as the CEO of Yahoo and her pregnancy was announced simultaneously • She took a maternity leave of only 2 weeks • Ban the company’s work-from-home policy • Construction of a nursery next to her office for her four month old son
  7. 7. Ways to perfect work-life balance • • • • • • • • Critique yourself Knock out big tasks first Create a schedule Avoid interruptions Turn-off autopilot Learn the power of saying “no” Perspective Know when you are done
  8. 8. Work-Life Benefits in Organizations More than 100 varieties of work/life programs are provided by organizations that fall into the following categories: • • • • • • Time Leave Benefits Dependant Care Counseling and Wellness Personal Convenience
  9. 9. Case Studies on Work-Life Balance in Large Organizations
  10. 10. Case Study 1 : Health Promotion at IKEA
  11. 11. Background: • Swedish home furnishing retailer • IKEA’s dream is “to create a better everyday life for the many people.” • The Swedish national values of commitment to, and time with, family and community, combined with concern for a healthy environment, are strongly reflected in IKEA’s organizational culture and management practices • • • • Health Promotion: Health promotion program in IKEA’s Glasgow store Subsidized healthy meals from the popular public cafeteria free podiatry and massage sessions during work time. A range of fitness and occupational health activities during the “Fit for Week” week
  12. 12. Outcomes : • Increases morale and commitment by improving psychological contracts • Employees feel that the company cares about them as individuals and, as a result, gives them a greater sense of loyalty Learning Points : • Work-life balance is tied closely to organizational culture • Work-life balance is not just about flexibility in work for life outside work, it also works the other way around • The best way to engage more people in work-life balance programs is to let co-workers who have experienced it advocate it by word-of-mouth
  13. 13. Case Study 2: Career Breaks in Lothian and Borders Police Service in Edinburgh, Scotland
  14. 14. Background : • LBP employs 2,600 police officers and 1,100 support staff • The special diversity unit ensures work-life balance of employees from different ethnic group • The current work-life balance arrangements for which employees in LBP can individually apply are: - Flex time - Job sharing - Full-time or part-time work - Special shift arrangements - Career breaks - Study leave - Care leave - Sick children leave - Sports achievement leave
  15. 15. Career Break : • Employees can take break from their services pursuing higher qualifications • Breaks are offered on valid personal reasons • Help to retain people with key skills, reduce turnover, employ more part-time staff and respond to fewer requests for transfers Learning points : • Benefits the organization, as the employee come back with added qualities • Management style is a central part of work-life balance, so it needs continuous development and support • Work-life balance has to be a balance between what the organization needs and what the individual needs
  16. 16. 5 Tips for better Work-Life Balance • • • • • Build downtime into your schedule Drop activities that sap your time or energy Rethink your errands Get moving Remember that a little relaxation goes a long way
  17. 17. Conclusion In order to ensure work-life balance, one has to consider the following questions: • How much time needs to be set aside for work and how much time needs to be reserved for yourself? • How much time does you family need from you? • Can you meld your personal relaxation time in with family time, or do you need to separate them? Decide what you need to recharge your batteries, and be honest!
  18. 18. “Never become so busy making a living that you forget to make a life…!!”
  19. 19. Thank You