Opening Ceremony & Keynote – Work-Life Balance: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Give the (Re)Boot to Work-Life Balance

Keynote Presentation by Tina Varughese

Work-Life Balance: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Give the (Re)Boot to Work-Life Balance

Are issues like these causing stress, anxiety, guilt, weight-gain, sleep-deprivation, and negativity?

  • I have a demanding job often taking work home with me. When am I supposed to find time to exercise?
  • Between work, kids’ activities, cleaning the house, and preparing meals I’m exhausted. Does everyone feel like this?
  • I always take on additional projects at work and at home. I don’t seem to have any time to breathe these days. Why do I say ‘yes’ to everything?
  • I feel like a hamster on a wheel with little to no time for myself.

Only 23% of working Canadians are highly satisfied with life. In fact, one-third of Canadians feel they have more work to do than time permits. Work-life balance is not a gender issue. Men have the same issues balancing career and family as women do and also struggle with obtaining work-life balance. With technological advances coupled with more women entering the workforce due to economic pressures, work-life balance can seem evasive and unobtainable. But with essential tools, tips and strategies, employees can minimize stress, maximize efficiency, improve productivity and boost positivity both at work and at home. Increased work-life balance leads to lower employee absenteeism and turnover rates and higher levels of employee engagement.

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Location: Spectrum Date: June 22, 2019 Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am tina-v Tina Varughese