Work Life Management: What We’ve Had To Say

Published by Kathryn Anda, PEPworldwide on 13 March, 2015

Work life balance describes the relationship between your work and the other commitments in your life, and how they impact on one another.

Both employers and employees are constantly working towards maximizing productivity in the workplace. This means that our work becomes so demanding that most of us struggle to juggle between work and other activities that are important to us, such as taking care of our own health, caring for our children and taking part in sport and recreation.

At PEP, we believe that improving the work life balance can bring significant benefits to both employees and employers; that a good balance will help foster productive businesses and strong communities.

To help you understand the importance of improving the balance between your work life and your life outside work and how to do it best, we have posted some articles to help you along the way. Here is a summary of some of the articles that can help improve your productivity and general well-being.

Is Work Life Balance Really Achievable?

To most of us, achieving the optimum work life balance feels like an elusive dream we have been chasing for as long as we can remember. The dream seems to get further and further out of reach as our workload continues to increase and as we make changes to our lifestyles.

However, this is not the case and there are things we can do to ensure that work does not take the biggest chunk of our lives. These activities will help us create time to spend with our loved ones and do the things we love without neglecting our work responsibilities.

Work Life Balance: How To Achieve Work Life Balance To Improve Productivity

Almost all employers understand and acknowledge the fact that staff are more efficient and productive when their work and personal lives are in balance. What they often do not know is how to help employees achieve this balance without affecting the organisations performance negatively. This article looks at five ways in which employers can help their employees work more efficiently and achieve a better work life balance.

Is Work Life Balance A Myth?

When you are overworked, stressed, tired and overall feel things are out of kilter, work life balance can seem nothing more but a myth—and rightfully so. What this post tries to do is to demystify work life balance. The article will help you understand that work life balance is not universal and everyone has to find their own.

Increasing Office Stress Is Smashing Australia's Work-Life Balance

These days stress levels are much higher, job satisfaction is at an all-time low and the work-play balance seems completely lost. The post looks at the findings of a survey conducted by the Australian Society on Stress and Wellbeing and analyses the data to show how work-life balance and job satisfaction has deteriorated in Australia over the past four years.

Work Life Balance – Tips and Strategies To Get You Back On Track

There might have been a time when you were able to draw a clear line between work and home life, but as your career advanced the line became more and more blurred. Work continuously creeps into your personal time and by the time you start noticing, your work has overrun your life.

The good news is that it’s never too late to get back on track. This article details a few tips and strategies that will help you get your yin and yang back, in the shortest time possible.

Personal Efficiency is the Key to Work/Life Balance

To many organisations, work life balance is a key issue today.  A quick look at People Plans for different organisations reveals goals such as “becoming family friendly”, “ensuring that work demands are realistic” and “providing a happy, healthy lifestyle”. These goals are easier said than done.

What most managers do not understand is that personal efficiency is the key to achieving work life balance. Knowing how to do your tasks at the right time and following your daily plan is key. The article looks at things in the office that affect the efficiency of employees and how to deal with them for improved organisation productivity and balance for employees.

How can PEP help?

In almost all workplaces and job roles, keeping work commitments and demands of everyday life under control can be very difficult. Employees are experiencing ever increasing pressure to work longer and juggle several tasks simultaneously. This results in increased anxiety and stress for the employees.

Through our programs, participants are able to learn strategies that are easily implementable to achieve greater balance. In turn, this will help your organisation retain its talented pool of employees and also attract other coveted employees to your organisation.

Our programs will help your employees reduce stress and anxiety that come as a consequence of working in the business environment of today. Employees will be able to get more free time which will result in morale boost and increased job satisfaction.

Some of the strategies we teach include:

1.    Clearly defining work and life places.
2.    How to cope with work overflow and avoiding taking work home.
3.    How to prioritise and encourage healthy habits at work.
4.    Designing implementable systems to help employees get more personal time each day.

Work-life balance doesn’t need to be an elusive goal, let us help you achieve it.
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