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  1. Work Life Balance By: Brittany Gabriel, Lyndsey Carry, Becky Reibel, Ashley Nevelle, Colleen Zimmerman, and Amanda Shields

  2. How Was Your Day Did It Go As Planned

  3. OVERWORKED • UNDERAPPRECIATED

  4. UNSATISFIED • USELESS

  5. When you • More family time • Improved productivity at work • Lower health care costs • Increased satisfaction • MUCH, MUCH MORE!

  6. Manage and Maintain Balance • Identify stress Say goodbye to stress FOREVER!

  7. Understandable • Accessible to anyone

  8. Define work/life balance • Identify imbalance • Combat and Stabilize

  9. What is Work Life Balance?

  10. Class Survey

  11. Why Should We Be Concerned?

  12. What Causes Imbalance?

  13. Consequences of Imbalance

  14. Passionate Workers…. • Are you passionate about your job, but it is enveloping the rest of your life • When your passion is your company the line between work & the rest of your life can become unclear • Work can overwhelm everything else

  15. Yes, you love your company but…. • Value your sanity by building a healthy balance between time spent on work, family & friends

  16. 10 Ways to Improve your Work Like Balance 10 Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance | Inc.com. (2010, April 9). Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from http://www.inc.com/guides/2010/03/improving-work-life-balance.html

  17. Tip #1 • Live Where You Want to Live • Somewhere you enjoy being, feel safe & comfortable • People work better & are happier in an environment they like

  18. Tip #2 • Harness the Motivating Power of Your Other Passions • Do not pretend you’re not multi-dimensional • Don’t forget to have fun • Interests you use to do • Hobbies you enjoy • Sharing time with peeps

  19. Tip #3 • Get Organized • Work clutter creates chaos & wastes precious time • Save time at work, get more done quickly • Have more of a life • Use Work Life Balance Tools • Focus on one thing at a time

  20. Tip #4 • Bring Your Kids to Work • Kids, spouse, dirty dishes = distraction & frustration • Working from home • You can have a flexible work schedule • Create a personal workspace • If you have children have a nanny or babysitter during days

  21. Tip #5 • Plan now for Long Vacations Later • The sooner the less stressful vacation becomes • The more time your away the better • Productivity increases • Fresh clarity when returning • See big issues & tackle significant problems without frustration

  22. Tip #6 • Designate Mornings for Yourself • Set a routine that comforts you • Get up with enough time to get ready • Implement breakfast, coffee or tea, & maybe a workout before work

  23. Tip #7 • Buffer Work with Play • “we’re not here for a long time, we are here for a good time” • Staff needs to lighten up & ditch Blackberrys for a few minutes • Doing so allows wiggle room to transition to other hobbies (minnie breaks, little rewards)

  24. Tip #8 • Be Dedicated • Work hard & want to be there • Want to be successful • Do What You Like • Don’t say yes to business you don’t want • Represent people & what you believe in

  25. Tip #9 • Cut Down on Unnecessary Communication • Think of all the time it wastes • Meetings (killing productivity) & Emails (distractions) • Especially in larger teams

  26. Tip #10 (Most Important) • Do NOT over Commit • The busier we are with work, the more emotional support we need from others • Overworked = less effective & less productivity • Motivation starts to fade as well as effort • Become uncomfortable in situations which call for any intellectual interaction • Say No, it is ok • Check your schedule • Make sure new commitment does not interfere with your plans

  27. What Can Companies Do? • Have flexible hours for employees • Allow telecommuting • Provide parent assistance

  28. Benefits to Companies and Employees • Lower turnover rate • Save employers and employees money • Employee absenteeism is reduced

  29. Balancing personal and professional lives • Scheduling self and family • Avoid double booking • Advancements in technology offer networked calendars • Microsoft Outlook • Lotus Notes • Smart Phones

  30. Balancing personal and professional lives • Physical calendars • Poster board • Dry erase boards • Pre-printed large calendars