Tired of being chained to your desk? Tired of taking care of work issues while with your family or friends? Tired of being tired? We have some work-life balance tips that just do the trick to help you regain a better work-life balance.
Achieving the perfect balance of working hard and playing hard is not exactly a simple feat. If you’re feeling overworked, overwhelmed, or just over being in your office all day long, take your pick of these great tips for finding balance.
Women like Sheryl Sandberg and Anne-Marie Slaughter talk about work-life balance and “having it all,” but their solutions don’t always apply to the rest of us. Here, a working mom shares the advice that’s really helped her along the way.
It’s not always easy to take time out for ourselves, but let’s face it: It’s important. So we asked some of the most successful women we know how to fit some “me time” into a packed schedule.
The percentage of employees thinking about leaving their current jobs has increased since prerecession levels despite an uncertain economy, according to a recent survey. Focusing on work environment and quality of leadership may help companies turn things around. The percentage of U.S. employees who are “serious…
(From PRWEB) — A 2008 study by Hudson Highland Group Inc. of more than 1,500 U.S. workers reported that nearly a third considered work-life balance and flexibility to be the most important factor in considering job offers. In addition, the U.S. President’s Study of American Work-Life Balance (March 2010) states that work-life balance programs “can reduce turnover and improve recruitment, increasing the productivity of an employer’s workforce. These practices are also associated with improved employee health and decreased absenteeism, a major cost for employers.” Work-life balance programs, through applications such as flexible work arrangements, employee wellness programs, telecommuting and job-sharing, can help employees feel truly connected to their companies, fostering loyalty, mutual respect and a positive work environment. Particularly since the onset of the recent recession, many employees who have been downsized have been inspired to reconnect with their family and personal interests and are actively seeking a new career conducive to work-life balance. “Flexible work programs have become business imperatives,” says Cynthia Thomas Calvert, co-founder and senior advisor, Project for Attorney Retention. “The changing demographics of the workforce mean the workplace has no choice but to change as well. Employers that support innovative scheduling, with no stigma attached to its use, have a clear edge in recruiting, retention, productivity, and customer service – in short, they win.” Read more.
How well employees balance the demands of work and personal life can have a significant effect on the productivity of an organization. This issue offers a work-life plan by providing tips and tools to help define what having a balanced life means for you, and helping you achieve it. In addition, this issue provides tips on creating a personal mission statement and envisioning an ideal life.
This article presents some thoughts and reflections on why people work and how much work has become central to our lives. We examine the various aspects of work and careers and present some suggestions that can be followed to maintain a healthy work life balance. The key theme in this article is that inherent tension between working for a living and living to work.
Federal leaders provide techniques and tips to maintain work-life balance. Do you feel your life is balanced? Like most everyone, we find striving for balance between work and home a daily challenge. We search for balance because we are happy when we do the things we believe in. It seems simple enough that we should w…
This article discusses the need for a healthy work-life balance and outlines the reasons for organizations to encourage such a balance and more importantly, makes a case for professionals to embrace it. The key theme in this article is that while one can pursue one’s ambition and make the most of the chances by working harder, it is also the case that unless one remains fit and healthy, the longer-term costs and consequences would wipe out all the gains.
Being able to successfully run a business with a spouse can be a challenge. Some ways to improve your chances of success include open communication, appropriate separation of responsibilities and the the creation of a work-life balance. Don't miss reviewing all the ways you can increase the chance of a successful business with a spouse.
Making time for your passions is a big part of having work-life balance, but your job can eat up your time and energy if you let it. Here’s how to break the workaholic cycle and be just as productive outside the office as you are from 9-5.