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  • "This program is great and well facilitated. I hope that more healthcare leaders can have the opportunity to participate in this kind of program."
  • "This is a good program and especially helpful to have other participants in the same field of work."
  • "I thought Callie did a great job at providing opportunities for everyone in the group to open, honest and to share their valuable experiences with others."
  • "Working with the other leaders was the most rewarding – to hear other leaders and their struggles and together coming up with self-care strategies to better cope with work-life balance"
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WorkSafeBC’s healthcare and social services planned inspection initiative focuses on high-risk activities in the workplace that lead to serious injuries and time-loss claims.
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WorkSafeBC is releasing a discussion paper with proposed amendments to the Current Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual that guide wage rate decisions related to short-term and long-term disability compensation. Recommended amendments include: These changes may affect your claims costs. Click here to view the proposed changes and offer feedback to WorkSafeBC – The deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, […]
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Balance

Work-life balance is a state of well-being where individuals can effectively manage their work, home, and community responsibilities.

Understanding Work-Life Balance: In today's dynamic work environment, acknowledging the need to balance professional demands and personal life, including family responsibilities, is crucial. This balance is important because individuals often juggle multiple roles - as employees, parents, partners, and more. While these roles can be enriching, they can lead to conflicts and overload without proper management. Workplace flexibility is key in helping employees manage their daily responsibilities and reducing work-life conflict.

Defining Work-Life Balance: Work-life balance is a state of well-being where individuals can effectively manage their work, home, and community responsibilities. This balance, which varies from person to person, is essential for maintaining physical, emotional, family, and community health and should be achieved without causing grief, stress, or negative impact.

Why Work-Life Balance Matters:

  1. Employee Satisfaction: When employees achieve a good work-life balance, they feel more valued and experience greater happiness both in their professional and personal lives.
  2. Stress Reduction: It helps mitigate stress and prevents personal issues from affecting professional performance, and vice versa.
  3. Improved Focus and Performance: Employees can maintain better concentration, confidence, and control at work.
  4. Enhanced Well-Being: It improves employee well-being, commitment, job satisfaction, and reduced stress, fostering a positive organizational culture.

Consequences of Imbalance: A lack of work-life balance can lead to work-family role conflict, where the demands of work and personal life become overwhelming or interfere with each other, negatively impacting health and well-being. This imbalance can manifest as:

  • Constant fatigue and irritability.
  • Hindered personal and professional progress.
  • High job stress leads to dissatisfaction and both physical and mental absenteeism.

These issues can escalate to stress-related illnesses, higher cholesterol levels, depression, and overall health deterioration. For the organization, this imbalance can result in increased costs due to health benefits, absenteeism, disability, and employee turnover.

Addressing Individual Needs: It's important to recognize that work-life balance issues vary among employees, influenced by age, cultural background, gender, family and marital status, caregiving responsibilities, socioeconomic status, and more. Therefore, organizations should adopt flexible arrangements tailored to individual needs to address this critical issue effectively.

Balance

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A toolkit that shows how other health-care organizations have addressed psychological health and safety in their environments (includes links to practical tools and templates used in the sector).
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Assessment tools uniquely designed to help the health-care sector assess and mitigate psychological risk (includes a staff survey and organizational review).
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A public pledge from health organizations to show that they value the psychological health and safety of their staff and are committed to taking action on improving their work environments.
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