Work-Life Balance Gallant

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Published on January 4, 2009

Author: paulwgallant

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Selected slides from a work-life balance conference session.

Finding Work-Life (WL) Balance: What are the costs of not changing? Paul W. Gallant, CHE, MHK, MBA(c), BRec(TR) Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association National Conference, 2005 With special thanks to co-researchers: Alexandre Mejias, Mehdi Moghaddas & Ulrike Scheuchl

What Are Work-life Balance Initiatives? Core value: respect for the individual A point of view that puts a high value on the employee as the resource that makes the company tick Actions that help employees handle their work and life responsibilities so that they can live to their full potential

Core value: respect for the individual

A point of view that puts a high value on the employee as the resource that makes the company tick

Actions that help employees handle their work and life responsibilities so that they can live to their full potential

What are WLB Initiatives (Cont’d) A framework: A set of policies Programs Management philosophies Services Practices

A framework:

A set of policies

Programs

Management philosophies

Services

Practices

Multiple Inconveniences Work-life imbalance for today’s employees is not addressing only just a matter of one or two inconveniences It is a tangled web of factors such as: Excessive workloads Tight staffing Elder care or child care obligations Non-supportive managers Work-related travel complications

Work-life imbalance for today’s employees is not addressing only just a matter of one or two inconveniences

It is a tangled web of factors such as:

Excessive workloads

Tight staffing

Elder care or child care obligations

Non-supportive managers

Work-related travel complications

Scary Statistics 30-40% of Canada’s short-term disability cases related to stress and mental health issues! Forecasters predict this figure will double to 60-70% over the next 15-20 years!

30-40% of Canada’s short-term disability cases related to stress and mental health issues!

Forecasters predict this figure will double to 60-70% over the next 15-20 years!

The Emotional Risks One in three Canadians will suffer temporary emotional problems in their lives, and one in six of these will demand professional care.

 

Government of Canada:SDC

“ Work-life Stress Management” (Social Development Canada) promotion of Workplace Injury Prevention workshops/seminars on: promotion of a healthier lifestyle dealing with stress in the workplace time management team building smoking cessation first aid, CPR elder care, or retirement planning;

promotion of Workplace Injury Prevention

workshops/seminars on:

promotion of a healthier lifestyle

dealing with stress in the workplace

time management

team building

smoking cessation

first aid, CPR

elder care, or retirement planning;

What Stress Costs Symptoms of Stress Booking more time off work (16%) Getting sick more often (26%) Producing work of lower quality (28%) Making more mistakes (35%) Losing sleep (48%) More tension in personal relationships (51%) Feeling irritable/anxious (64%) (2002 Aventis Healthcare Survey)

What Stress Costs Your Organization  30% of short-term & long-term disability costs  10% of drug plan costs to cover psychotherapeutic drug costs  60% of the costs of workplace accidents  The total cost of workers’ compensation claims and lawsuits due to stress

 30% of short-term & long-term disability costs

 10% of drug plan costs to cover psychotherapeutic drug costs

 60% of the costs of workplace accidents

 The total cost of workers’ compensation claims and lawsuits due to stress

Personal Power The greater your personal power, the greater your ability to deal effectively with stressful situations and the greater the chance you will stay healthy. The lower your personal power (and the higher your sense of helplessness), the greater the chance that you will become ill as a result of the stresses you are facing (Tangri, 2003)

The greater your personal power, the greater your ability to deal effectively with stressful situations and the greater the chance you will stay healthy.

The lower your personal power (and the higher your sense of helplessness), the greater the chance that you will become ill as a result of the stresses you are facing (Tangri, 2003)

Recommendations No “one size fits all” solution Varies from individual to individual Changes over time Company responsibility Individual responsibility

No “one size fits all” solution

Varies from individual to individual

Changes over time

Company responsibility

Individual responsibility

Recommendations for employers Supportive Managers – Impact on Work-Life Balance Source: Linda Duxbury

Discussion/Activities Work-life balance: Are You Just Beginning?

Sources & Resources The 2001 National Work-Life Conflict Study: Report One www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/worktravail/pdf/rprt_1_e.pdf (added reports now available) Tangri (2002). A Special Report presented by Chrysalis Performance Strategies Inc., Halifax Peter Stoyko and Andrew Gaudes (2002): A Fine Balance a Manager’s Guide to Workplace Well-being. Chair: Yazmine Laroche. Gov’t Canada: Work/Life Balance and New Workplace Challenges: Research & Stats www.sdc.gc.ca/en/gateways/topics/wnc-rsr.shtml http://www.myschool-monecole.gc.ca/research/ publications/pdfs/workplace_e.pdf

The 2001 National Work-Life Conflict Study: Report One

www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/worktravail/pdf/rprt_1_e.pdf

(added reports now available)

Tangri (2002). A Special Report presented by Chrysalis Performance Strategies Inc., Halifax

Peter Stoyko and Andrew Gaudes (2002): A Fine Balance a Manager’s

Guide to Workplace Well-being. Chair: Yazmine Laroche.

Gov’t Canada: Work/Life Balance and New Workplace Challenges: Research & Stats www.sdc.gc.ca/en/gateways/topics/wnc-rsr.shtml

http://www.myschool-monecole.gc.ca/research/

publications/pdfs/workplace_e.pdf

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