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Work-Life Balance is Not a Myth Anymore

No, it’s not a myth. Contrary to the popular belief that managing life with work is near to impossible, Work–life balance can be achieved.

The first thing to understand about work-life balance is that most people have the wrong idea of what that actually means. They think that their whole life should be balanced. That they should have a little bit of work and a little bit of play and a little bit of time on the weekends, in order to improve their quality of life.

Almost all successful people work 6 days a week. Average people work 40, maybe even 30 hours a week. Now aside from actual time spent at work, the real problem comes down to what you accomplish while you’re at work.

Most people spend 50% of their time doing non-work related activities while they’re in the office.

The key to achieving work-life balance is Choose to manage your time.

Choosing to manage your time effectively is the starting point of overcoming the previous programming and eliminating mental blocks to time management.

1to1 Help is a pioneer in providing EAP services and has been instrumental in providing the much needed counselling & wellness support to more than 200 Corporates and creating a positive impact in the society. Their programs ensure that your workplace stays a happy and a balanced one.

 

Here are some tips:

  • Use The Power Of Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations, or positive self-talk, are commands that you pass from your conscious mind to your subconscious mind, that you either say out loud or to yourself, with emotion and enthusiasm to drive the words into your subconscious mind.

  • Visualise Your Time Management Skills

Mental pictures almost immediately influence your subconscious mind. Begin to see yourself as well organised, efficient, and effective in time management.

  • Take Action Based On Your Visualisations

Now that you have visualised and concentrated on what your day and your future will look like with proper time management, it’s time to put it into action.

How to Overcome Stress and Excel At Work?

Stress is a word that is often used and can incite a physical reaction by a simple mention of it. Corporates are increasingly experiencing work related stress and similar mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression among their employees. In India alone, the number of people experiencing workplace depression has reached millions. This has led to reduced productivity, absenteeism and underutilisation of the most important assets of a company. Since work forms a significant part of one’s day structure, it also leaves a heavy impact on our personal lives. Therefore, ensuring mental wellness for yourself has become vital.

1to1 Help, India’s leading employee wellness service provider, offers a slew of self help services and employee wellness services. The organization helps corporate companies take measures to ensure and aware the employees about employee assistance programs.

However, a lot of companies offer such programs to make sure that the employees enjoy the work and the workplace. Better mental health helps to build productivity and performance. Here’s how-

  • Reduced absenteeism

Who doesn’t like an employee who is regular at the office? Research shows that mentally healthy employees take fewer days off from sickness. A healthy mind will ensure a healthy body which will get you going.

 

  • Improved productivity

When you think and feel positive about your workplace, you want to give your best at work. Workplace wellness fosters teamwork, high morale, and happiness. A good team environment, in turn increases productivity.

 

  • Better morale

When you are mentally well and motivated, the dynamics in the workplace improve. You are more likely to contribute in boosting morale and creating a positive working environment for others as well.

 

  • Growth prospects

When your morale is high, you work harder and perform better, which is great for business, and your boss sees that. This even improves your prospects for getting a promotion at your job.

Sexual Harassment at Work and its Prevention

Sexual harassment at workplaces is not hidden anymore with the fact that women go through constant despair because of persistent offensive sexual jokes, inappropriate touching or even posting offensive material on boards at their workplaces. However, many are still ignorant about the thin boundaries that differentiate between a healthy professional behaviour and uncomfortable surroundings at work.

There are two different types of categories of sexual harassment. One is ‘Quid Pro Quo’, and the other is ‘Hostile work environment’. Quid Pro Quo, most commonly recognised harassment occurs when some work benefit is made subject to a sexual favour, or it is implied that the employee will be negatively affected if he or she does not comply. This type usually happens between a supervisor and a subordinate. On the other hand, Hostile Work Environment type of sexual harassment can occur between any employees. It refers to a situation where an employee is offended or is made to feel harassed by other employees.

1to1 Help is the pioneer in Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) services in india. With the largest pool of in-house counsellors and a total of 250+ counselling experts rich in professional counseling, 1to1 Help has a presence in 20 major cities operating out of 60 locations in India.

Sexual harassment is prohibited just like other social evils in the society are. There are many ways to prevent sexual harassment at work, some of them as below:

  • A strong sexual harassment policy: The policy should begin with a statement about how the organization is committed to providing a zero-tolerance, discrimination and harassment-free workplace.
  • Conduct sexual harassment training and retraining: everyone, especially all supervisors and managers, on at least an annual basis. Everyone in the organization should understand what sexual harassment is and what to do if it occurs.
  • Monitor emails and other electronic communications to scan for harassing content.
  • Never Laugh At Or Encourage Inappropriate Jokes.
  • Respond to Sexual Harassment Complaints Right Away.

 

Employers should make every effort to provide a safe and comfortable environment for their employees. Hopefully after you’ve gone over these preventative steps with your workforce, you can get through this season and many more without any problems.

 

 

 

What is Employee Assistance Program?

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an employee benefit program that assists employees with personal or work-related problems that may affect their productivity and output at work. An employee’s mental health and emotional well-being are crucial to his performance at work.

1to1, India’s largest and the only ISO certified professional employee counselling and wellness service platform that provides Psychological Counselling Support, Wellness and Self-Help Resources. Found in 2001, 1to1help was designed to make your workplace and employees more productive in stressful times by identifying and rectifying the challenges that they might be going through. With over 200 clients across 60 locations in 20 cities, 1to1 has conducted over 300,000 counselling and wellness sessions.

With 1to1, users have access to a variety of resources such as online employee counselling, assessments, articles and discussion groups to avail their following services.

  • Counselling
  • Self Help Resources
  • Wellness
  • Manager Support

1to1Help has a couple of value added services

  •  Shift Worker Support Program
  • Healthy Maternity Program
  • Prevention of Sexual Harassment at work
  • Support for Gender Diversity Issues