MANAGING A WORK-LIFE BALANCE: BEATING DEADLINES WHILE STILL LIVING LIFE

BY KAREN CECILLE V. NATIVIDAD
3rd National Congress of Special Libraries of the Philippines October 24-25, 2013 Hotel H2O, Manila

What is work-life balance  Types of work-life conflicts  Work-life balance in numbers  Signs of poor work-life balance  Work-life balance TO DOs  Benefits of work-life balance

AT THE END OF THE PRESENTATION, ONE SHOULD KNOW WHAT S/HE SHOULD…

Start doing…  Stop doing…  Continue doing…  Do more…  Do less…  Do differently…

work

famil y

friends/ communit y

self

work

famil y

friends/ communit y

self life

8 hours in work

8 hours for life

“Work life balance is the separation between your work life and your personal life. It is the boundary that you create between your profession, career, or business and every other segment that makes up your life. Aside from your career, these segments include your family, personal growth, spirituality, fitness and health, and community and friendships.”
http://www.timeforlifenow.com/blog/worklifebalance/ what-is-the-real-meaning-of-work-life-balance/

EMPLOYEE vs. EMPLOYER

Your best individual work-life balance will vary over time.

One size does not fit all.

TYPES OF WORK-LIFE CONFLICTS
Timebased This happens when the time spent in one aspect prevents time spent on the other due to used up energy.

This occurs when strain in performing Strainthe role I in the other affects based one's performance in the other other domain.

This happens when a behavior Behavior- effective based in one aspect is inappropriately used to the other reducing one’s effectiveness in

How is 24 hours being used

http://www.eryceyl.com/blog/2013/04/22/put-an-end-to-work-lifebalance-part-one/

WORK-LIFE BALANCE IN NUMBERS

Source” Accenture. (2013). Defining success: 2013 global research results. http://www.accenture.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/PDF/Accenture-IWD-2013-Research-Deck-022013.pdf

WORK-LIFE BALANCE IN NUMBERS
Yet 70 percent say technology brings work into their personal lives balance 80 percent report that having flexibility in their work schedule is extremely or very important to worklife schedules More than threequarters (78 percent) agree technology enables them to be more flexible with their time

Source” Accenture. (2013). Defining success: 2013 global research results. http://www.accenture.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/PDF/Accenture-IWD-2013-Research-Deck-022013.pdf

WORK-LIFE BALANCE IN NUMBERS
Having a work-life

balance tops the
definition of success for the respondents having 56%, 46% said its money, while its recognition and autonomy for 42% of the respondents.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE IN NUMBERS

Are you constantly “overbooked”? Are you

Are you bent on perfection? Do you have a messy desk?

Do you work late?

Is your social life on life support?

Do you find that work is your activity of choice? Is your temper flaring more and more?

Do you have a hard time sleeping or sleeping or sleeping well?
Do you have to repeatedly reintroduce yourself to your family?

BEATIN G

DEADLINE (n)
the latest time or date by which something should be completed Perhaps influenced by earlier use (1864) to mean the "do-not-cross" line in Civil War prisons, which figured in the Wirz trial. … the said Wirz, instructed the prison guard stationed around the top of said stockade to fire upon and kill any of the prisoners aforesaid who might touch, fall upon, pass over or under [or] across the said "dead line" .... ["Trial of Henry Wirz," Report of the Secretary of War, Oct. 31, 1865]

BEATING DEADLINE: THE SECRET OF TIME MANAGEMENT
REMEMBER …
irreversible

irreplaceabl e

nonrenewab le

BEATING DEADLINE: THE SECRET OF TIME MANAGEMENT

To realize the value of… ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade. ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby. ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper. ONE DAY, ask a daily wage laborer with kids to feed. ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet. ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train. ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.

Make

then prioritize.
URGENC Y low

et

a
high Urgent and important, do it now

IMPORTANC E

Important not urgent, decide when to do it.

Not Important not important not urgent, urgent, dump delegate it it.

low

Be flexible
Do the RIGHT things RIGHT

Do the

things

Circadian rhythm- 24-hour
cycle which is affected by light and darkness, temperature and time zone. It is an internal biological clock that regulates body function and activities

Circadian rhythm

* If you are a night owl , shift these times about 3-4 hours later in the

Conquer procrastination.

Learn to say Rewar d yoursel f

Be a morning person

Leave work at work

Schedule family time

Cut out things that don’t add value to your life

Avoid negative people

OF WORK-LIFE BALAN

A good quality of life.  Good health.  Allows you to establish relationships.  Fulfillment of happiness.  Time for selfimprovement.

OF WORK-LIFE BALAN

More positive outlook in life.  Become a better person.  Takes away stress.  Better work performance.

“A 'good job' can be both practically attractive while still not good enough to devote your entire life to.” ― Alain de Botton “Work Hard, but give time to your love, family and friends. Because, nobody will remember presentations, meetings, degrees & overtime on our death.”- unknown
“Remember, you can earn more money, but when time is spent is gone forever.” Zig Zagler

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