Work Life Balance

Work Life Balance

Any organization considers new recruits an “investment”. A consistent battering would soon relinquish the hopes with which the recruit may have set foot in the organization – a blow to the possible “payoff” the organization might have hoped for.

Research has proven that work-life balance directly contributes to the overall productivity of an employee. Not just that, employees working with organizations that advocate work-life balance have a tendency to stick to their role longer, feel pride in what they do and in turn would have elevated levels of self esteem.

Lo and behold! There are still many organizations out there that do not take work-life balance as seriously as they should; but the very duality of this concept makes life easier for many.

Deadlines? Do you dread the very word? Most of us do, but then there are people who tactfully prioritize their work in order to meet deadlines and not get fully immersed into work alone while they are at it. Stringent deadlines would always be put up by the employer, lets face it. But one still has the option of streamlining his/her work so in order to minimize the effects it would have on personal life. This “duality” is what draws the line between work and life.

In essence, one has to ensure that what he does at work stays at work. The repercussions of not being able to manage this, mind you can do a lot of damage.

This statement by Bryan Dyson (CEO – Coca Cola) sums it all up.

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the Air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four Balls – Family, Health, Friends and Spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.” 

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