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1 BUSINESS MATTERS How can I renew my... work-life balance? Ruth Walker 17 September 08

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3 Work life balance How can I renew my work-life balance?

4 Work life balance

5 Time Oh, for an engine, to keep back all clocks; Or make the sun forget his motion! Ben Jonson ( ) You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. Charles Buxton

6 Urgent but not important Deal with quickly e.g. trivial requests, Deal with urgent part of the problem. Delegate if possible. Tackle briskly and efficiently to allow time for the important tasks. Urgent and important Emergencies. Boss’s demands Deadline looming Keep on top of the important to reduce the urgent Not urgent or important Do it. Delegate it. Dump it. Defer it. Keep these time wasters away! Important but not urgent These tend to be the core tasks of the job. Slice up into manageable chunks Allocated time to these tasks, or they may not get done. Urgent ones will squeeze them out, until they become urgent themselves Prioritising tasks URGENT IMPORTANT

7 Work life balance How can I renew my work-life balance? integration

8 Achieving work life integration Value your self Value your work Manage your self Manage the moments Recognise the mistakes Recognise the “seasons”

9 Value your self Know your strengths Someone else’s eyes Set out what you want to achieve/ your own mission statement High Q12 answers?

10 Gallup Q12 Index 1) Do you know what is expected of you at work? 2) Do you have the materials and equipment to do your work right? 3) At work, do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? 4) In the last seven days, have you received recognition or praise for doing good work? 5) Does your supervisor, or someone at work, seem to care about you as a person? 6) Is there someone at work who encourages your development? 7) At work, do your opinions seem to count? 8) Does the mission/purpose of your company make you feel your job is important? 9) Are your associates (fellow employees) committed to doing quality work? 10) Do you have a best friend at work? 11) In the last six months, has someone at work talked to you about your progress? 12) In the last year, have you had opportunities to learn and grow? Gallup

11 Valuing myself 1) I know what is expected of me at work 2) I have the materials and equipment to do my work right 3) At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day 4) In the last seven days, I received praise for doing good work 5) My boss seem to care about me as a person 6) There someone at work who encourages my development 7) At work, my opinions seem to count 8) The purpose of my organisation makes me feel my job is important 9) My fellow workers are committed to doing quality work 10) I have a best friend at work 11) In the last 6 months, someone talked to me about my progress 12) In the last year,I have had opportunities to learn and grow

12 Achieving work life integration Value your self Value your work Manage your self Manage the moments Recognise the mistakes Recognise the “seasons”

13 Value your work the superstition that all our hours of work are a minus quantity in the happiness of life and all the hours of idleness are plus ones, is a most ludicrous and pernicious doctrine and its greatest support comes from not taking sufficient trouble, not making a real effort to make work as near pleasure as it can be.” Lord Balfour

14 Achieving work life integration Value your self Value your work Manage your self Manage the moments Recognise the mistakes Recognise the “seasons”

15 Manage yourself Diary reconciliation Learn new things Eureka notebook Review and plan Keep fit Keep friendships

16 Achieving work life integration Value your self Value your work Manage your self Manage the moments Recognise the mistakes Recognise the “seasons”

17 Manage the moments Create traditions Meal times together Phone free moments Hobbies for all ages Have fun - do the unexpected Create sense of “I’d rather be with you” Quality Time

18 Achieving work life integration Value your self Value your work Manage your self Manage the moments Recognise the mistakes Recognise the “seasons”

19 Achieving work life integration Value your self Value your work Manage your self Manage the moments Recognise the mistakes Recognise the “seasons”

20 What helps me achieve work life balance? “So here is what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your every day, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going to work and walking around life - and place it before God as an offering.” The Bible: Romans 12:1-2,

21 May you renew your work-life balance To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking Goethe


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