Work-Life BalanceFall 2013 Student Name
"The single greatest challange facing managers in the developed countries of the world is to raise the productivity of knowledge and service workers. This challenge, which will domenate the management agenda for several decades, will ultimately determine the competitive performance of companies." • Peter Drucker
What is Work Life Balance? • Employers who allow flexibility and provide work life benefits will atract and retain the best employees. • Employees whoose personal lives are under control are more effective in the workplace.
Where Did the Time Go? • “Time is at once the most valuibleand the most perishable of all our possessions.” • John Randolph
Personal Time Wasters • Errands • Traffic • Television waching
What You Can Do • Establish a list of goals. Pick a few to do few really well. • Say no instead of yes. • Cancel magazines you never read. • Read only one newspaper. • Cut back on telavision. • Quit organizations that aren't contributing to your advancemintor fun. • Plan a weekend that doesn't involve work. • Set aside personal time each day. • Plan a vacation every year. • Live close to work.
Look for Work Life Benefits The most frequently offered work perk benfits: • Casual dress • Flexible hours • Personal development training • Employee entertainment and company product discounts • Telecommuting
Summary • Work Life Balance is a priority in today’s workplace. • Companies want more work out of fewer employees. • Select an employurwho offers Work Life benefits. • Make some changes in your life.