20080121 Work Life Balance Absc 60s

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This presentation was used to explain certain implications of Work-Life Balance, to the officers of a public sector bank, at their Staff Training College, at Hyderabad.

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20080121 Work Life Balance Absc 60s

  1. 1. WORK - LIFE BALANCEWORK - LIFE BALANCE IS NOTIS NOT trying to scheduletrying to schedule an equal number of hoursan equal number of hours for each of your variousfor each of your various work and personal activitieswork and personal activities ~ that would become~ that would become usually unrewarding and unrealisticusually unrewarding and unrealistic ~ and may be frustrating~ and may be frustrating
  2. 2. ~ an attempt to express all priorities and important aspects of one’s ideal life? HAVE YOUHAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OFEVER THOUGHT OF YOUR PURPOSE OF LIFEYOUR PURPOSE OF LIFE IN RESPECT OFIN RESPECT OF EACH OF THESEEACH OF THESE MULTIPLE ROLES ?MULTIPLE ROLES ? Then, really plan to achieve your priorities ?Then, really plan to achieve your priorities ?
  3. 3. DO YOU CONSIDERDO YOU CONSIDER YOUR WORK-LIFE BALANCEYOUR WORK-LIFE BALANCE TO BE IN BALANCETO BE IN BALANCE OROR OUT OF BALANCE ?OUT OF BALANCE ?
  4. 4. Females tend to find itFemales tend to find it more difficult than malesmore difficult than males to strike the ideal balanceto strike the ideal balance because of thebecause of the motherhood mandatemotherhood mandate which NATURE & CULTUREwhich NATURE & CULTURE impose on the female parent.impose on the female parent.
  5. 5. In a traditional society,In a traditional society, characterised by male domination,characterised by male domination, Men are more prone to many attractions & distractions;Men are more prone to many attractions & distractions; such as clubs, cinemas, parties, horse races,such as clubs, cinemas, parties, horse races, stock market operations and so on.stock market operations and so on. The women, generally speaking, keep themselvesThe women, generally speaking, keep themselves away from these preoccupations.away from these preoccupations. Hence, there is more time, more concentrationHence, there is more time, more concentration and more commitment, for the women,and more commitment, for the women, whether it is home or office.whether it is home or office. Does not this make a big difference ?Does not this make a big difference ?
  6. 6. Men demonstrate a general preference for enjoying the leisure,Men demonstrate a general preference for enjoying the leisure, may even prefer to be lazy, hesitating to lend a helping handmay even prefer to be lazy, hesitating to lend a helping hand in the household work.in the household work. However,However, women are generally more busywomen are generally more busy with household work,with household work, first to getup and last to go to bed;first to getup and last to go to bed; willingly accepting the thousand-fold duties of the home;willingly accepting the thousand-fold duties of the home; a restlessness with pending work, resulting ina restlessness with pending work, resulting in being continuously busy with some work or the other,being continuously busy with some work or the other, without being tired.without being tired. Women, in general, work moreWomen, in general, work more and generally do not complain of being tired;and generally do not complain of being tired; keeps them, relatively more healthy, develops patience,keeps them, relatively more healthy, develops patience, betters their Immunity levels, and so on.betters their Immunity levels, and so on.
  7. 7. General characteristics of women include,General characteristics of women include, amongst many other positive things,amongst many other positive things, love and affection, compassion, kindness, concern,love and affection, compassion, kindness, concern, willingness to care and share,willingness to care and share, while men generally score lower on these counts.while men generally score lower on these counts. Men generally are prone to certain addictions, and have a tendencyMen generally are prone to certain addictions, and have a tendency toto diffuse their attention and get distracted a little more easily.diffuse their attention and get distracted a little more easily. Women generally demonstrateWomen generally demonstrate a pleasantness,a pleasantness, ability to tackle things in a diplomatic manner,ability to tackle things in a diplomatic manner, willingness to listen, more organized and disciplined,willingness to listen, more organized and disciplined, considerate to the views of others, greater commitment andconsiderate to the views of others, greater commitment and perseverance to succeed.perseverance to succeed.
  8. 8. Reduced work and family satisfactionReduced work and family satisfaction Increased psychological strain symptomsIncreased psychological strain symptoms Reduced positive affect and well-beingReduced positive affect and well-being Increased work withdrawalIncreased work withdrawal (lateness, absenteeism) and consequently,(lateness, absenteeism) and consequently, decreased work performancedecreased work performance Increased marital and family withdrawalIncreased marital and family withdrawal Increased physical health symptoms –Increased physical health symptoms – insomnia, fatigue, headaches,insomnia, fatigue, headaches, heart disease, etc.heart disease, etc. Consequences ofConsequences of Work - Life imbalanceWork - Life imbalance
  9. 9. YOU HAVE GOT TO WORK HARDYOU HAVE GOT TO WORK HARD TO FIND A LIFE.TO FIND A LIFE. WHEN YOU FIND IT,WHEN YOU FIND IT, YOU CAN THINK OFYOU CAN THINK OF HOW TO JUGGLE & BALANCEHOW TO JUGGLE & BALANCE BOTH.BOTH.
  10. 10. Know YourselfKnow Yourself WriteWrite a mission statementa mission statement forfor yourself by considering the following questions:yourself by considering the following questions:  What is most important in my life?What is most important in my life?  What do I want to be in my life?What do I want to be in my life?  What will I need to do to become that?What will I need to do to become that?  How do I want to be remembered by my family?How do I want to be remembered by my family?  What do I want to be known for by my officeWhat do I want to be known for by my office colleagues ?colleagues ?
  11. 11. 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 plan your week and include steps to accomplish your goals.
  12. 12. Your best individual work-life balanceYour 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, balanceThere is no perfect, one-size fits all, balance you should be striving for.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.
  13. 13. YOUR LIFE NEEDS SELF MANAGEMENTYOUR LIFE NEEDS SELF MANAGEMENT LIFE MGT.LIFE MGT. L = TL = T MIND MGT.MIND MGT. T = QT = Q L = T = T = Q = P = EL = T = T = Q = P = E DEV. MGT.DEV. MGT. P = EP = E
  14. 14. THE PURPOSE OF LIFE ISTHE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCEPURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
  15. 15. U R U YOU ARE UNIQUE !YOU ARE UNIQUE !
  16. 16. PhysicallyPhysically – Active– Active MentallyMentally – Alert– Alert IntellectuallyIntellectually – Inspired– Inspired SpirituallySpiritually – Awakened– Awakened EmotionallyEmotionally – Balanced– Balanced MorallyMorally – Strengthened– Strengthened SociallySocially - Relevant- Relevant So as to be a POSITIVE, CONSTRUCTIVE and CONTRIBUTING CITIZEN OF THE SOCIETY. BECOME ABECOME A SEEDSEED – AFFECT– AFFECT ETERNITYETERNITY – AWAKEN– AWAKEN DIVINITYDIVINITY
  17. 17. W. A. T. C. H.W. A. T. C. H. WW == WORDSWORDS AA == ACTIONSACTIONS TT == THOUGHTSTHOUGHTS CC == CHARACTERCHARACTER HH == HEAD & HEARTHEAD & HEART
  18. 18. AT LEASTAT LEAST 1 % OF OUR TIME1 % OF OUR TIME TO BE INVESTEDTO BE INVESTED IN GOOD READINGIN GOOD READING SO AS TOSO AS TO PREPARE OURSELVES FOR THEPREPARE OURSELVES FOR THE FUTUREFUTURE
  19. 19. THE SECRET OF SUCCESS :THE SECRET OF SUCCESS : CONSTANTLY & CONTINUOUSLYCONSTANTLY & CONTINUOUSLY PASTPAST PRESENT FUTUREFUTURE
  20. 20. COMMITMENT +COMMITMENT + DISCIPLINE +DISCIPLINE + PERSEVERANCEPERSEVERANCE
  21. 21. L = EL = E  L – E = 0L – E = 0 LEARN TO EXCEL IN LIFELEARN TO EXCEL IN LIFE THE SECRET OF EXCELLENCE LIES IN LEARNING SS == SELFSELF MM == MOTIVATEDMOTIVATED II == INITIATIVEINITIATIVE ((TOTO)) LL == LEARNLEARN ((ANDAND)) EE == EXCELEXCEL
  22. 22. START THE DAY WITHSTART THE DAY WITH L O V EL O V E SPEND THE DAY WITHSPEND THE DAY WITH L O V EL O V E FILL THE DAY WITHFILL THE DAY WITH L O V EL O V E END THE DAY WITHEND THE DAY WITH L O V EL O V E ~ THAT IS THE WAY~ THAT IS THE WAY TO DEVELOPTO DEVELOP
  23. 23. WHERE THERE IS LOVE . . .WHERE THERE IS LOVE . . . THERE IS ADJUSTMENTTHERE IS ADJUSTMENT FRIENDSHIPFRIENDSHIP SACRIFICE &SACRIFICE & UNDERSTANDING.UNDERSTANDING. HENCE,HENCE, HAPPINESS & BLISSHAPPINESS & BLISS
  24. 24. LOVE AND HOPELOVE AND HOPE ARE THE ONLYARE THE ONLY REAL THINGSREAL THINGS THAT MAKE US LIVETHAT MAKE US LIVE AND LOVE TO LIVEAND LOVE TO LIVE
  25. 25. M A NM A N W O M A NW O M A N
  26. 26. MAN’S LOVE ~MAN’S LOVE ~ FREQUENT, ANDFREQUENT, AND GENERALLY SHALLOWGENERALLY SHALLOW [ LACKS DEPTH ][ LACKS DEPTH ]
  27. 27. WOMAN’ LOVE ~WOMAN’ LOVE ~ RARELY,RARELY, [i.e. less frequently][i.e. less frequently] and more selectivelyand more selectively B U T MORE DEEPLYB U T MORE DEEPLY & MUCH MORE INTENSIVELY& MUCH MORE INTENSIVELY
  28. 28. THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKINGTHE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING WILLWILL CLEANCLEAN THE COBWEBS OFTHE COBWEBS OF BAD HABITSBAD HABITS WILLWILL CLEARCLEAR THE ENTRENCHEDTHE ENTRENCHED NEGATIVE EMOTIONSNEGATIVE EMOTIONS WILLWILL CORRECTCORRECT THE DEMOTIVATINGTHE DEMOTIVATING WRONG ATTITUDESWRONG ATTITUDES
  29. 29. INTRODUCEINTRODUCE JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE OFJUST A LITTLE BIT MORE OF U N S E L F I S H N E S SU N S E L F I S H N E S S ANDAND T H O U G H T F U L N E S ST H O U G H T F U L N E S S
  30. 30. DISCOVERDISCOVER YOURSELFYOURSELF POSITIVE ATTITUDE HELPSPOSITIVE ATTITUDE HELPS YOUYOU POSITIVE ATTITUDE HELPSPOSITIVE ATTITUDE HELPS YOUYOU
  31. 31. PROF. V. VISWANADHAM [ 040 – 2722 3383 ]

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