Work-Life Balance

Work- life balance is essential to combat stress, ensuring both individual and company success. The stress associated with unbalanced lifestyles is costly; it damages productivity and increases individual health risks. Employees who have the tools to balance their professional and personal lives are happier, healthier, and more productive. In addition to improving performance, many younger employees place a high value on work-life balance. Companies that include work-life balance as part of their culture will be able to better attract qualified candidates.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of work life balance.
  • Recognize the signs of an unbalanced life.
  • Identify employer resources for a balanced lifestyle.
  • Improve time management and goal setting.
  • Use the most effective work methods for you.
  • Create balance at work and at home.
  • Manage stress

Benefits of a Healthy Balance

  • Why It’s Important
  • Increased Productivity
  • Improved Mental and Physical Health
  • Increased Morale
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Signs of an Imbalance

  • Health Risks
  • Absenteeism
  • Burnout
  • Stress
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Employer Resources

  • Offer More Employee Control
  • Ask Employees for Suggestions
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Reward Your Staff
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Tips in Time Management

  • The Urgent/Important Matrix
  • Learn to Say No
  • Stay Flexible
  • 80/20 Rule
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Goal Setting

  • The Three Ps
  • SMART Goals
  • Visualization
  • Prioritizing Your Goals
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Optional Ways to Work

  • Telecommuting
  • Job Sharing
  • Job Redesign
  • Flex Time
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

At Work

  • Leave Home Stress at Home
  • Break up Large Tasks
  • Delegate
  • Set Accurate Goals
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

At Home

  • Leave Work Stress at Work
  • Turn Your Phone Off
  • Take Some “Me” Time
  • Maintain Your Boundaries
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Stress Management

  • Exercise
  • Eating Well
  • Getting Enough Sleep
  • Self-Assessment
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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