Work Life Balance
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A Foundation Of Human Skills Project . Submitted To : Prof. Ritika Hemdev Presented By: A.V.Naveen Jose Budhkar Nikhil Dhanuka Pratik Kaushal Nitish Toshniwal Deepak Yashod Puneet

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Work Life Balance

W hat is Str ess?

“…a reaction in your mind and body to an event in the outside world that alarms or arouses you.” experience as we adjust to our continually changing environment.”

 “…wear and tear our bodies

Levels of Stress

Eustress or positive stress occurs

when your level of stress is high enough to motivate you to move into action to get things accomplished.

Distress or negative stress occurs when your level of stress is either too high or too low and your body and/or mind begin to respond negatively to the stressors.

What does stress do?

Loss of temper Insomnia Withdrawal Crying spells Fatigue Panic Hopelessness Depression Worry Rashes & Ulcers Increased smoking, alcohol or food


Hyper vigilance Anxiety High blood pressure Heart disease Stroke Suicidal Fear Irritability Memory problems Perspiration Difficulty making decisions

Types of Stressors

Injury Emotional



Career Pressures


Importance of balancing work and life
 What

is work-life balance / conflict?  Why is important?

What is work-life balance / conflict?
 ......when

the cumulative demands of work and non-work life roles are incompatible in some respect so that participation in one role is made more difficult by participation in other role.....

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What is work-life balance / conflict?
 A particular

element of work-life conflict is work-related stress, which can be caused by:
heavy workload lack of participation in decision-making health and safety hazards job insecurity and tight deadline

Why is work-life balance an important issue?
 mental

and physical well-being of employees of personal relationships outside of work on organisation’s bottom line

 quality

 effects 

Studying Different Companies Attempts to Balance It’s Employees Work And Life
 We

First consider “Google” Which is ranked as the No.1 Search Engine on the world wide web.  Google is been also ranked No.1 as the “BEST PLACE TO WORK WITH” by the Fortune Magazine.

Google - A Place To Work For
 Now

Google might be a search engine on the internet but it requires quite a hard work to link various websites on just typing words in the search bar.  So for doing that the employees required are very efficient and really active.

Google – A Place To Work For
 Being

a very tiring job employees would have been broken into pieces.  But thanks to the working environment it is found that the Google employees are not ready to leave their work at any cost.

Google – A Place To Work For
 The

reason for employees honesty towards work are the various luxuries given to them during their working hours.  What might be the luxuries?  Watching TV's, A Movie or a Outdoor trip.  Yes these are a few luxuries. But this is not the end of their comfortable working.

Google – A Place To Work For
 The

Google office in California , USA has a Gaming room for its employees.  Not only that but also restaurant with different cuisines.  Well that is not the end what the office has is It’s own Gymnasium for the employees health.

Google – A Place To Work For
 It

also has a swimming pool , car washing services , free laundry services.  If the employees don’t feel well there 5 Doctor’s on site for there relief.  Not only that if employees have a pet they can even bring them at there work places.

Google – A Place To Work For
 You

might be thinking that if a company spends so much on their employees what does it get in return ?  Well the answer is The tremendous honesty of the workers also great hardships to raise its profits.  And yes Google’s profit margin has already reached the sky limit.

Google – A Place To Work For

know you all might be thinking that its just a report . But what we have is a video of CNBC TODAY to show you what it is working at the Google.

Google – A Place To Work For

Other Places To Work For
 Ferrari

– After listening to these name the first thing that strikes your mind is Super car.  But do you know making each car and also its spare parts is hell of a job.  Also the situation of the workers is very stressful and also tiring . But thanks to the companies efforts the workers find it quite interesting and healthy working there.


Employer support for work-life balance Collected information covering a large number of flexible working practices and leave arrangements
 flexible working

hours  flexible working time practices such as job sharing, flexitime, annualised hours, term-time working, compressed working weeks and reduced hours working  home working

 allowing employees

to change from full - time to part - time working  additional maternity rights  paid paternity leave  additional parental leave  paid time off for emergencies  support for working parents

1. Flexible working hours

Just over two-thirds of employers reported that their employees were allowed to vary their hours Evidence suggests that the proportion of workplaces where this is allowed is increasing This ‘informal’ arrangement was more commonly used in small establishments, in particular those belonging to small organisations

2. Flexible working time practices
30 24 20 16 14 15

% of workplaces





Just under half provide any hours of these hours Provision defined in terms of at least some employees using the practice in the past 12 months


Job share

Flexi-time Compressed A nnualised

Reduced hours

2. Flexible working time arrangements
 Restrictions

on eligibility to use these practices varied across the different practices employees were the most likely group to be restricted employers restricted the use of these practices to just employees with children

 Managerial   Few 

2. Flexible working time arrangements
 The

proportion of employees using these practices (“take-up”) varied considerably across the practices suggests that there has been an increase in employers’ provision of flexible working time arrangements

  Evidence

3. Home working

Just over one-in-seven workplaces reported providing home working that had been used by employees in the past 12 months Most employers restrict who can work from home, usually on practical grounds Take-up of home working also modest Evidence is mixed as to whether provision has increased

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4. Allowing employees to change from full-time to parttime working

Employers tended to treat requests from women returning from maternity leave more favourably than those from other employees
 more likely to be able to make this change and also

In the past year, one in four establishments have had a request to make this change  In almost every establishment, managers reported that they would give consideration to such a request

 practical business issues such as the impact on the

keep her existing job and level of seniority

business, current workload and availability of cover were the main factors behind the decision to accept or reject such a request

Employer support for work-life balance
25 20 % of establishments 15 10 5 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Number of work-life balance practices 8 3 23 22

17 15

8 3 1 0 9

Impact of work-life balance practices and leave arrangements
 Relatively

few employers reported that there were ongoing costs resulting from the provision of flexible working practices and leave arrangements

 where ongoing costs were reported, two-fifths said

 Two-thirds

of employers that reported having any of these practices said they thought these practices had been cost effective

these costs were minimal, with a further twofifths reporting moderate costs

How Might Psychologists Help Organizations and Employees With Balance
 Continue

conflict  Help organizations to measure work-life balance  Help organizations to identify and implement strategies for increasing balance  Help organizations design work to facilitate balance  Help workers take advantage of strategies

to study effects of balance &

How to deal with stress???
 Feeling

good about yourselves can be an effective buffer against stress. Eliminate unnecessary worries.  Most worries are either passed on to us by another or conjured up in our imagination.  GET PHYSICAL  1. Relax neck and shoulders  2. Take a stretch  3. Get a massage  4. Exercise

How to deal with stress???
 GET MENTAL  5. Count to 10  6. Control your thoughts  7. Fantasize  8. Congratulate yourself  9. Ignore the problem if appropriate,

after evaluation  10. Perform self maintenance  11. Talk to a counselor

How to deal with stress???
 GET SPIRITUAL  12. Meditate  13. Pray  14. Remember your


How to deal with stress???

YOUR BODY AND MIND TOGETHER  15. Take a break  16. Get hug therapy  17. Try progressive relaxation  18. Try yoga  19. Try aroma therapy  20. Laugh

How to deal with stress???
 DEVELOP NEW SKILLS  21. Prioritize daily tasks  22. Learn something  23. Practice a hobby

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Employers’ attitudes are generally supportive of work-life balance However, their support is not always matched by actions Found considerable variation in the provision of flexible working practices and leave arrangements Study supports earlier work on the business benefits to be had from providing worklife balance practices No evidence to suggest that employers see work-life balance as only applicable to employees with children

Bibliography     National Center For Social Research  The Human Side Of Organization By, Dr. Michael Drafke.  Balancing Work and Life in the Mining Industry By, Dr. Connie


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 Ms.

Ritika Hemdev  Sinhgad College Of Commerce  FYBMS Class of SCOC.


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