Friday, June 18, 2010

Work Life Issues Back In Focus?

It's been quite a while since work-life issues have been on the front page of the news, but this week, a recent Canadian study - the Canadian Index of Wellbeing - pointed to new research which finds that 25% of Canadian workers are working around the clock. As an article in this week's Globe and Mail states "We're more stressed, less rested and have less time to devote to our kids"

More Canadians are working non-traditional hours - weekends, evenings and nights - and many Canadian families are running from extra-curricular activity to extra-curricular cutting into traditional " family time" and leisure time. National parks in Canada are facing their lowest attendance rates in 15 years.

Some of you may be familiar with the work I've done in the area of work life over the years, stemming from my own 80-100 out of balance work weeks as a former manager. I blogged for several years regularly on tips, tools and ideas for work life issues at the Your Balanced Life blog. I continue to run the Your Balanced Life! Virtual Retreat and Group Coaching program, as well as delivering customized programs for organizations. Later this summer, I will be releasing a resource guide/workbook for managers and leaders entitled Leaders in Balance(TM) with fellow coach Lynda Monk.

Are work-life issues showing up on your radar screen these days?
What's your biggest work-life challenge at the moment?
How are you planning to unplug this summer?
What renewal strategies are you using in your work, or with your team?

Have a recharging weekend!

Warm regards,
Jennifer

Jennifer Britton
Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010)
Phone: (416) 996-8326
Email: info{at}potentialsrealized{dot}com

24 comments:

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