The Importance Of Work Life Effectiveness

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“Work -Life Effectiveness” is a term that some in the Work-Life field have lobbied to use instead of Work-Life Balance. The belief is that senior executives will buy into the term more easily. But whether you call it work life effectiveness, life work effectiveness, or work life balance, being overly concerned with terminology is a mistake. While the perception may be that some higher ups on the corporate ladder respond better to “effectiveness” studies have shown that “balance” is the more appealing term to the managers and individual contributors that work-life programs are designed to impact.
Much more important than what you call your work-life program is what it achieves. Senior executives respond to results.
Past work-life programs have
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We need to stop being hung up on terminology and start focusing on the tools that are necessary to achieve the best results possible. By educating managers and employees with skills to help themselves create their own best life work effectiveness, the employer can see breakthrough returns on investment and a lasting positive impact on the entire organization .

The strategies for Work – life Effectiveness (Audrey Adelson, 2014) , Work-life is not one size fits all. What works for one person will not necessarily work for another person. Each of us is different – with regards to our personal lives, beliefs and work responsibilities. What works for us at one point in our life, will not help us to maintain a sense of balance at other points in our life. In today’s incredibly busy world, we have to focus on what is most important to us in life and sometimes ask ourselves some challenging questions. We need to set personal and professional boundaries and accept that we are not super heroes who can do it all. We are just a people doing the best we can. We need to learn to ask for and work towards the things we want in our lives. Sometimes this involves enlisting the help of others and making
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Increase awareness to what you do with your time. Using some form of log, try keeping track of your time for a few weeks. Pay close attention to both work and personal activities and then rate what was most enjoyable to you and what was required and what was optional for you. Are there things that are difficult for you to do or where you could possibly use a little extra help? Are you able to cut or delegate any of these activities? Are there things that you would prefer to be doing or need to do with some of this time?
2. Familiarize yourself with resources to help you both at work and at home. Emory provides all kinds of resources to support its employees with work-life, including resources to help with child and adult care, workplace flexibility, financial and legal matters, discounts, leave options, etc. In addition, every day we hear about new ways to use technology to help save us time and make things a bit more convenient. While some people find technology habit forming, others are intimidated by it. They key is to use technology to help you, but to set clear boundaries with regards to when and how one uses it. (See tip number 4 for additional information on learning to
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