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Work Life Balance – Dispelling The Myth!

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Source: Aero Tech News

Snippet: I recently stepped into a new role as an executive team member at a high-tempo organization. Later, I found myself having great conversations with friends and mentors about finding a healthy work-life balance.

As we talked though our day-to-day challenges in the face of COVID-19 and shared mutual experiences, one thing became apparent — no one’s balance is exactly the same. We all often discuss this topic as if there is some perfect, universal balance that exists daily. One that we can all can obtain. But no, that is not the way it is. In reality it is unique to each of us and to different times in our lives.

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Balance can’t always be measured a day or even week at a time. Balance, like resiliency, is measured over the long haul. And part of finding this long-term healthy mindset is acknowledging the fact that the desired work-life balance may be slightly off day to day.

No family structure is the same, so by default, priorities are different. To address this balance, here are some steps to take; find activities that recharge you, communicate your boundaries, and don’t forget about you. These are three out of nine other suggestions in the Aero tech News report.

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The 9-5 Is Dead And Workplaces Will Not ‘Return To Normal’

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Click to read: The 9-5 is Dead And Workplaces Will Not ‘Return To Normal’

Source: Daily Mail

Snippet: COVID-19 pandemic brought several fast paced changes to our daily lives, least of which is not the forced working from home. Starting initially with some few weeks of lack of clarity, months have rolled in with many working from home since then.

Google, Salesforce and Facebook are among businesses that have said that their employees can work from home until at least next summer. Microsoft and Twitter have said some staff can do so forever. On the surface, it seems that the Coronavirus have killed the traditional 9 to 5 office routine.

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However, a new report has claimed that the office will remain a key part of British working life. And it describes as speculation and ‘misplaced’, the idea that the office is dead.

The publication warns that workplaces ‘will not return to normal’ after the pandemic is brought under control – with employees having adapted to the ‘new normal’ of working from home during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The 9-5 Is Dead And Workplaces Are Dead – That Is Speculation And ‘Misplaced’

The report collated information and surveys from dozens of publicly available studies. It quoted one source which says that 41 per cent of remote employees reported higher levels of stress. This is high compared with 25 per cent of their counterparts who are in the office.

Another study by NordVPN that the report highlights, claimed that UK employees have been adding around two hours to each workday while working from home. This means that they have been adding an extra working week per month.

Yet another study by the International Workplace Group (IWG) claimed that 85 per cent of businesses had confirmed that productivity increased as a result of having greater flexibility. The group said that 63 per cent of those surveyed report a minimum 21 per cent improvement in productivity.

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Ireland Remote Working Hubs To Be Funded By The State

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Source: The Irish Times

Snippet: The Irish Government plans to fund remote hubs in rural towns and villages over the next two years. This is part of the development of a State strategy on remote working.

Mr Varadkar, who is Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, said the move to remote working in recent months, because of the pandemic, “probably would have taken 10 years as a planned strategy”.

Despite the fast pace of change, there is a growing concern about remote working, which is being ‘always at work.’

Sinn Féin spokeswoman, Louise O’Reilly said that “if you work from home you’re sort of always at work and sort of always at home. There needs to be a clear definition of remote working as a protected form of work.”

There is also the concern that while promoting Ireland remote working hubs, jobs do not to other countries.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar warned that “we have to look at the risks to the country as well of people who currently live in Ireland, perhaps remote working from the Canaries, or Ibiza or Poland or India. That’s a real risk to us in terms of losing jobs”.

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For Chicagoans, Pandemic Gave A Friendship Lifeline

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Source: Chicago Tribune

Snippet: As the COVID-19 pandemic tightened its grip on Chicago, Danielle Campbell reached out to seven of her dearest friends. Most had gone to college with her; all had been in her wedding. But now one was in Seattle, and three were living in France.

The “Fabulous Babes” group chat that resulted was flooded with messages, and soon there was a weekly Zoom meeting with wine or cocktails. The “Babes” discussed their anxieties and challenges, but they also shared silly photos and joked and laughed.

Chicagoans have reached out to dear friends across the country and the world during the pandemic. And in some cases, they’ve stayed in close contact with multiple conversations, texting sessions or video chats.

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Why A Work-Life Balance Scoreboard?

According to a Harvard Business School survey, 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week.

“… when the assumption that everyone needs to be always available was collectively challenged, not only could individuals take time off, but their work actually benefited.”

The EU Gender Equality Index 2019 focuses on Work-Life Balance (WLB). The EU WLB scoreboard cuts across three broad areas {paid work, unpaid work (care) and education and training}. These is presented with 15 indicators in six specific areas of concern.


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Pursue Your Passion For A Happier Life

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Click to read: Pursue Your Passion For A Happier Life

Source: SW News Media

Snippet: Are you living your passion? As success coaches, people often come to us because they want to enjoy life by living their passion. They realize there is more to life than what they are experiencing. Mark Twain addressed that when he said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

To find and pursue your passion can apply to many areas of life, but as an example we’ll look at finding passion in a career. Fortunately, we love what we do, but could you imagine having to go to a job daily that you hate? While we all have to make money to survive, we all deserve to feel fulfilled after completing a hard day’s work. Sure, there is a paycheck at the end of the week, but does that really make up for all the unhappy time? The answer to that question is certainly no.

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We are reminded of a quote by Les Brown when he said, “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”

Following your passions and living it will help you live your best life, instead of living your fears. Find where your passion can make a difference.

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Why A Work-Life Balance Scoreboard?

According to a Harvard Business School survey, 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week.

“… when the assumption that everyone needs to be always available was collectively challenged, not only could individuals take time off, but their work actually benefited.”

The EU Gender Equality Index 2019 focuses on Work-Life Balance (WLB). The EU WLB scoreboard cuts across three broad areas {paid work, unpaid work (care) and education and training}. These is presented with 15 indicators in six specific areas of concern.


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Employee Burnout And Worklife Balance Got CEOs Talking

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Click to read: Employee Burnout And Worklife Balance Got CEOs Talking

Source: Wall Street Journal

Snippet: Here’s what leaders at the forum, held Sept. 30, 2020 online, said about creating more flexible work hours and options during the pandemic

“For the first time, it’s OK for the 2-year or the 7-year-old to be in the Zoom screen…And for dads, too, by the way.” Lisa W. Wardell, chairman and CEO, Adtalem Global Education

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“It’s OK to say that I need help, because the truth of the matter is we are all needing a little bit of help”

Thasunda Brown Duckett
With Employee Burnout And Rising Mental Health Issues – It Is Okay Not To Be Okay

“You compartmentalize your life, and what we’ve learned during Covid is that it’s all blending…It’s OK to say that I need help, because the truth of the matter is we are all needing a little bit of help during this time. You don’t have to have the ‘S’ on your chest—be ‘Superwoman.’ It could simply mean, ‘I’m spent.’ That level of honesty and vulnerability will go a long way in this environment, because men are also exhausted.”

Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO, Chase Consumer Banking

“There’s a very fine line between working from home and sleeping at the office”

Kevin Sneader

“There’s a very fine line between working from home and sleeping at the office, and for many people, the lack of a boundary between home and office has become the issue. So really resetting the norms, the norms by which we work, in a world where commutes and cubicles have gone, and instead it’s constant interruption, the kids are in the room, and so on—how do you create a boundary?…Having active dialogue in business around what that looks like so that it’s acceptable and understood is vital. It’s not happening enough.”

Kevin Sneader, global managing partner, McKinsey & Co.

What do you say about employee burnout and worklife balance?

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Why A Work-Life Balance Scoreboard?

According to a Harvard Business School survey, 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week.

“… when the assumption that everyone needs to be always available was collectively challenged, not only could individuals take time off, but their work actually benefited.”

The EU Gender Equality Index 2019 focuses on Work-Life Balance (WLB). The EU WLB scoreboard cuts across three broad areas {paid work, unpaid work (care) and education and training}. These is presented with 15 indicators in six specific areas of concern.


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Hello Worklife Harmony; Bye Work-Life Balance

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Click to read: Hello Worklife Harmony; Bye Work-life Balance

Source: Human Resources Online

Snippet: We have all heard about work-life balance. But what do we know about work-life harmony? What is it’s relevance or importance in today’s workforce?

Interviews were held with a wide range of stakeholders to find out their understanding of work-life harmony. The interviewees includes MDs, HR directors, line managers, working parents and Millennials. This group shared their take on what integrating work and life really means, especially within the context of work-life harmony.

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Hello Worklife Harmony – A new work-life ‘harmony’ terminology or clarification is coming up because the word ‘balance’ is giving some confusion or miss-understanding to some people. For example, work-life balance is speculated to mean achieving balance between work and life responsibilities. And assumingly, some users are increasingly trying to phase out ‘balance’, in favor of integration, or even ‘harmony.’

The Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) in Singapore defines work-life ‘harmony’ as: “A state in which an individual is able to achieve both personal and professional goals in a combination that is uniquely satisfactory.”

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Why A Work-Life Balance Scoreboard?

According to a Harvard Business School survey, 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week.

“… when the assumption that everyone needs to be always available was collectively challenged, not only could individuals take time off, but their work actually benefited.”

The EU Gender Equality Index 2019 focuses on Work-Life Balance (WLB). The EU WLB scoreboard cuts across three broad areas {paid work, unpaid work (care) and education and training}. These is presented with 15 indicators in six specific areas of concern.


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12 Tips To Better Manage Worklife And Family Life

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Click to read: 12 Tips To Better Manage Worklife And Family Life

Source: Carizon

Snippet: Balancing work and family is an issue for almost every family and finding the right balance can feel completely overwhelming. There are some strategies, that can help families cope.

It is important to know that work-life balance involves looking at g relationships, family responsibilities, and other outside interests and hobbies. Here are 12 tips to better manage worklife and family life and find the right balance without getting overwhelmed.

Over and over the need to set our priorities comes up. With so many demands on our time, it’s hard to be everything to everyone. Building a good network also always comes up. In the workplace and at home, you need to build your tremendous support network.

Keep in mind that work is only one part of you. We only go around once, so it’s important to enjoy your life and make time for fun. Look for opportunities to enjoy life both at home and at work. Find the humor in things. Laugh.

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Why A Work-Life Balance Scoreboard?

According to a Harvard Business School survey, 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week.

“… when the assumption that everyone needs to be always available was collectively challenged, not only could individuals take time off, but their work actually benefited.”

The EU Gender Equality Index 2019 focuses on Work-Life Balance (WLB). The EU WLB scoreboard cuts across three broad areas {paid work, unpaid work (care) and education and training}. These is presented with 15 indicators in six specific areas of concern.


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20 Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Work-Life Balance

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Click to read: 20 Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Work-life Balance

Source: Roche

Snippet: Maintaining a work-life balance is not easy. It doesn’t matter either you’re a sole trader who have no one else to answer to, or someone who have a boss breathing down the neck.

It is important to know that work-life balance involves looking at how working people manage time spent at and outside of work. And this time outside of work may include managing relationships, family responsibilities, and other outside interests and hobbies.

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Some of the 20 tips are that you need to plot some personal time, make exercise a must-do, not a should-do, take time to make time and be realistic.

Click on this link to access all the 20 tips for achieving and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

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Why A Work-Life Balance Scoreboard?

According to a Harvard Business School survey, 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week.

“… when the assumption that everyone needs to be always available was collectively challenged, not only could individuals take time off, but their work actually benefited.”

The EU Gender Equality Index 2019 focuses on Work-Life Balance (WLB). The EU WLB scoreboard cuts across three broad areas {paid work, unpaid work (care) and education and training}. These is presented with 15 indicators in six specific areas of concern.


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Which One Is For You – Work-life Balance Or Integration?

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Click to read: Which One Is For You – Work-life Balance Or Integration?

Source: Inc

Snippet: It’s been about forty years since the term work-life balance was first used. Since then, it has been used broadly to refer to everything from the need for more leisure or family time to self-care.

Critics of the term say that it creates an artificial separation between work and life, as if work were not a part of life. Some others say it incorrectly, that it implies a zero-sum equation. One in which life loses out while you’re working, and vice versa.

Recommended: Work-life Balance Or Integration – What’s The Difference?

The concept of work-life integration continue to be popular in recent years. But what, exactly, does it mean, and is it a helpful framework to aspire to? Which one is for you, work-life balance or integration?

Why work-life integration is not a perfect solution

With work-life integration you could end up integrating work into every area of your life without integrating much of life into your workday. Or you may find yourself constantly thinking about work even when you want to pay attention to other priorities.

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Why A Work-Life Balance Scoreboard?

According to a Harvard Business School survey, 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week.

“… when the assumption that everyone needs to be always available was collectively challenged, not only could individuals take time off, but their work actually benefited.”

The EU Gender Equality Index 2019 focuses on Work-Life Balance (WLB). The EU WLB scoreboard cuts across three broad areas {paid work, unpaid work (care) and education and training}. These is presented with 15 indicators in six specific areas of concern.


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