Finding work-life balance (Record a loom over powerpoint – ready)

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3 Lessons

One of the most significant changes new managers face when they transition from clinical to managerial roles is that they stop handing over their day’s work to the next shift.  The work stays with them, waiting for their return and multiplying in their absence!!

There are no clear boundaries to their work. It could quite conceivably melt into the early mornings and late evenings of their lives.

Ascending the organisational ladder into management often comes at the expense of your life outside work.  Many executives spend over 60 hours a week working – and that wouldn’t count the sneaky peaks at their emails on the phone.  There is a compulsion to keep working – and as you move up the ranks there is more and more you could be doing.

Defining and managing the boundaries between work and life is key to managing stress and maintaining your ability to perform well as a manager.  This is true for people whose work is not necessarily their life.  But what if you could do work that was as fulfilling as any other aspect of your life – what would work-life balance mean then?  In this short course, you will:

  1. Be challenged to review your definition of work-life balance
  2. Reflect on whether you have achieved this balance
  3. Dissect the core elements of balance
  4. Identify strategies that you can take to find your work-life balance