Work-Life Initiatives

In analyzing the needs of today and tomorrow’s workforce, work-life balance is high on the list of issues facing both employers and employees. It is a critical issue at the forefront for both families and for Corporate America (actually not just Corporate America…it’s a global issue!)

Balance is really about being in control and feeling comfortable with your choices not about a juggling act. There are numerous studies I have read. They indicate a direct correlation between strong support of work-life balance practices and positive employee retention, productivity, and customer service ratings. Even so, work-life balance is not simply something a company can do for its individual employees. It also includes what individuals do for themselves in attaining meaningful achievement and enjoyment in everyday life.

However, keep in mind some inherent realities I picked up from a BLOG called “Brother in Arms” that I tend to agree with wholeheartedly:

• Not everything is of equal importance in your life, and perfect balance probably does not mean equality.

• Your life is constantly changing and you constantly need to reallocate your resources.

• Things happen that are out of your control, but it is up to you to respond to these external forces.

• Change in one area probably impacts all others, so be flexible and proactive.

• Recognize and accept that you will probably drop a ball or two now and then.

Explore your corporate and organizational work-life initiatives. When both company and employee efforts are complementary and sincere, true work-life balance can be achieved.

About The PriorityPro
Natalie Gahrmann, an international expert, empowers professional women to ignite their passion, demonstrate personal leadership and exude greater confidence. Her background in business acumen and leadership development is instinctively applied through 1-1 coaching, workshops and keynote presentations. She can help you gain clarity, focus and direction so that you accomplish more of what's important to YOU!

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