WORK – LIFE BALANCE. Emerging Psychological Risks related to OSH. European Agency for Safety and Health at Work 8 – 9 April, 2008 Brussels Prof. Dr. Nuria Chinchilla, IESE Business School. W. F. S. New Context. Women in business International careers “Never-ending” workdays.
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Emerging Psychological Risks related to OSH.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
8 – 9 April, 2008 Brussels
Prof. Dr. Nuria Chinchilla, IESE Business School
Ooohh now, of course: What are you doing Gonzalez?!! What are you doing Gonzalez?!! But every time Gonzalez took work to do at home, no one came to ask me: What are you doing Gonzalez?!!
Feeling of “double workday”
Bearing alone the family burden
Husband/boss lack of understanding
Husband as a burden
Create my own business
As a freelance
In another company
It has been a subtle—not explicitly chosen process, not a deliberate decision
The European Birth rate is very low (1,5) too far from the Generational Replacement Level:2,1 children/womanand below the expectations of Europeans: 2,3
The best:Ireland: 1,99France: 1,90Finland: 1,80Denmark:1,78UK:1,74The worst:Greece: 1,29Germany: 1,3Spain: 1,32Italy: 1,34
Fuente: Eurostat. Elaboración IPF
Less quantity and quality of time
PERSONAL AND FAMILY LIFE CONFLICTS AND STRESS
Go to the market , clean the sofa and wash the dishes, look for milk, hung the clothes, clean the dust from the TV, buy some soap and take out the dog for a while
WHAT MEN UNDERSTAND….
Go tothe market , cleanthe sofa andwash the dishes,lookfor milk, hung the clothes, clean the dust fromthe TV, buy some soap and take out the dogfor a while
Companionship, harmony, respect, confidence
The same values
HAPPINESS/ QUALITY OF LIFE
JOINT CAPITAL CONTRIBUTION
CONVERGENCE OF IDEAS
MONITORING SUCCESS AND MISTAKES
FAMILY = SME
“The real skills of leadership mirror the skills of effective parenting”
“The fifth Discipline” P. Senge
7 Business vision
8 Personal improvement
9 Decision making
10 Interfunctional orientation
Fuente: Cardona, P.; Chinchilla, N., García, P.:
“Las competencias directivas más valoradas”, IESE, WP 01/4
There are initiatives—in the firms and governments—that facilitate such adaptation: family policies, flexible work arrangements,...
However, it is still very much a personal effort, even in the case of being eligible for those arrangements.
What do we mean by
What can we learn from people who are VERY satisfied both in their careers and their lives?
1.- They align one’s work demands, one’s spouse’s demands, and one’s family situation.
2.- They re-asses their notion of career success, focusing on the “net gains”: career, family, personal life.
3.- They purposefully set boundaries that facilitate to meet expectations in each life’s domain.
To align one’s work demands, one’s spouse’s demands, and one’s family situation means:
D No FR Policies
C Few policies or
don’t really use
B Have policies and
put them into
A Have a FR culture
Family Responsible Enterprise
3. Culture: Hindrances / Promoters
1- Senior management commitment (budget included).
2- Work & Family coordinating committee.
3- Company diagnosis: self-diagnosis IFREI:
4- Family employees needs information.
5- Integral Balance Plan development.
6- Manual for Policies application.
7- Leadership of top managers.
8- Family values explicitly included in the corporate mission
( as new stakeholders).
9- Development of policies and processes.
10- Measure the use of policies to adjust and Benchmark.