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The Power Hour: An Action Guide to Shaping Work- Lifes Future Presenters Maureen CorcoranEllen Galinsky Sandy BurudTeresa Hopke Kathie LinglePerry Christensen Moderator: Diane Burrus
Topics and Speakers Maureen Corcoran: Promoting Healthy Living Sandy Burud: How We Will Work Kathie Lingle: Optimizing the Work-Life Portfolio Ellen Galinsky: Building WWW On a Theory of Change Teresa Hopke: Getting the Word Out About Work-Life Perry Christensen: Lessons from Leaders
Promoting Healthy Living: Tip #1 Think outside the blocks!
How We Will Work: Tip #1 Use work-life values as a rudder. (To ensure people can thrive in their work and personal life and that organizations can thrive, too.) I always wanted to be somebody. I should have been more specific. -- Lily Tomlin
Work-Life Portfolio: Tip #1 The Work-Life story requires a trip to the Pyramids
Principle 1: See your effort in stages from changing awareness to changing behavior to engaging people in action Flex = Advantaged Employees Flex = All Employees
Communication – Tip #1 Careful – there are naked pictures of employees looming out there
Leadership – Tip #1 Everything I learned in business I first learned on my paper route. OR If you pick up one end of the stick, you pick up the other.
Promoting Healthy Living: Tip #2 Review organizational health initiatives through the lens of….how can this be supported at the community level?
How We Will Work: Tip #2 Re-examine everything else --because most of it will change
Work-Life Portfolio: Tip #2 Beware of the One-Shot: Participation in a variety of work-life programs produces the greatest impact
Principle 2: See your effort in stages from changing awareness to changing behavior to engaging people in action
Communication – Tip #2 Its easy to hit send. Its much harder to communicate
Leadership – Tip #2 The….organization…cannot foster shared vision without calling forth personal visions, and personal visions are always multi-facetedthey always include deeply felt desires for our personal, professional, organizational and family lives. --Peter Senge, MIT
Promoting Healthy Living: Tip #3 Things your mother said that dont apply: Close the door; you dont live in a barn!
How We Will Work Tip #3 Its personal choice working. I can make my own Job Team Schedule Workspace Employment
Work-Life Portfolio: Tip #3 Work-Life Portfolio investments impact commitment and thus improve the bottom line
Principle 3: Know how people see your issue before you begin Workflex = Reward or FavorWorkflex = Effective workplaces
Communication – Tip #3 Dont join the shiny-object bandwagon without a strategy. Avoid being random. Connect the dots.
Leadership – Tip #3 Create and celebrate a culture of discussing the undiscussables and rethinking the unthinkables.
How We Will Work: Tip #4 …Boundarylessness Boundaries of time, place & mental space will evaporate. So, rethink where to steer the rudder.
Work-Life Portfolio: Tip #4 Never overlook an opportunity to explain how employee attitude translates into profit
Principle 4: Know what you want people to do
Communication – Tip #4 You cant bore people into action.
Leadership – Tip #4 The hockey stick formula for success: Departmental Organizational Individual
Promoting Healthy Living: Tip #5 Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts. -- Einstein
How We Will Work: Tip #5 New skills are required. To stay on course with the work-life rudder, we must help people learn to: Adapt. Self-regulate. Focus. Invent. Filter. Manage time, attention, complexity & ambiguity
Work-Life Portfolio: Tip #5 Never underestimate the influence of hourly workers on every stakeholder they encounter. They need every benefit and reward you and I enjoy -- only much, much more.
Principle 5: Messages are critical – Unexpected messages have stopping power
Communication – Tip #5 Finishing is always harder than starting.
Leadership – Tip #5 Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. --Mark Twain Work Performance and Results Work-Life Integration
Promoting Healthy Living: Tip #6 Things your mother said that dont apply: Cupcakes are not a breakfast food!
How We Will Work: Tip #6 Who will we work for? Increasingly, ourselves … as freelancers, contractors, consultants, entrepreneurs, inventors and makers. & employers …or both
Work-Life Portfolio: Tip #6 Being an employer of choice pays. Be sure to count the ways to everyone who will listen.
Principle 6: Messages are critical – Spell out the costs of not taking action as well as the benefits of change
Communication – Tip #6 Dont fake it or you wont make it.
Leadership – Tip #6 Even with a nightcap, a wolf looks nothing like a grandmother. Honesty, clarity
Promoting Healthy Living: Tip #7 It does matter what other people think! Be smart about getting the right people on your team and on your side.
How We Will Work: Tip #7 Re-think the point of influence Is it the organization? What if fewer people work for organizations? If they create their own employment? Who moved my culture?
Work-Life Portfolio: Tip #7 Dont be afraid to insist on the unthinkable: Working less can result in more
Principle 7: Unexpected messengers make a difference
Communication – Tip #7 Understand that your target audience has an attention span of 10 seconds
Leadership – Tip #7 Create individual and departmental experiments with new ways of working
Promoting Healthy Living: Tip #8 Things your mother said that dont apply: I dont know is not an answer!
How We Will Work: Tip #8 So, if youre a work-life revolutionary: Where is the organization you want to influence? Whose culture? What work environment? Whos in control? Did the work-life job just morph into something else?
Work-Life Portfolio: Tip #8 Work-Life Portfolio management contributes to the creation of shareholder value
Principle 8: Target the people and organizations who have the power to bring about changerecognize, connect and assist them Recognize! Connect! Assist!
Communication – Tip #8 Think of your communications like a decadent cake……. the more layers, the greater the impact.
Leadership – Tip #8 Its easier to behave yourself into a new way of thinking, than to think your way into a new way of behaving. Create Departmental Values, Norms, Behaviors combined with courageous conversations
Promoting Healthy Living: Tip #9 Very often the test of ones allegiance to a cause or to a people is precisely the willingness to stay the course when things are boring, to run the risk of repeating an old argument just one more time, or of going one more round with a hostile or (much worse) indifferent audience. -- Hitchens
How We Will Work: Tip #9 Re-invent Your Tribe Who are the new work-life revolutionaries?
Work-Life Portfolio: Tip #9 Be prepared to explain the link between workplace culture and health outcomes
Principle 9: Take advantage of opportunities as they arise
Communication – Tip #9 Social vs. old school media….. the definition of success isnt the same
Leadership – Tip #9 Create and Build on Public-Private Partnerships
Promoting Healthy Living: Tip #10 Things your mother said that do apply: Always wear clean underwear in case you get in an accident.
How We Will Work: Tip #10 How we work is changing …Lets change it in the right direction Join the conversation at howwewillwork.com
Work-Life Portfolio: Tip #10 Employers have control over the work environment and how people are treated THUS Work-Life is a strategy under direct management in any organization
Principle 10: Detail expected outcomes, assess results and make a change
Communication – Tip #10 People love to hear themselves talk!
Leadership – Tip #10 Create Leverage in the Organization with a cross-functional Human Resource Council