Human Behavioral and Project Management - (3) Work-Life Balance

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Fouad has 13 years of planning experience in cement and glass industry. Over five years of experience managing projects, operations, contracts, and personnel. His work experience includes short and long term planning, project management, contracts and procurement, data analysis, claims adjudication and business writing. Fouad was a certified in 2015 as a Project Management Professional. Search to answer the big question "Life is a big project...How we can successes in it...???"

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Life sometimes takes over and these days, work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat; but like when you are leading a major project, you should determine early on what a win should look like. The same principle applies to leading a deliberate life: You have to define what success means to you—understanding, of course, that your definition will evolve over time— then you plan your project/life.

Same case should be planned in your project life cycle; many projects fails due to the project culture/team doesn’t have a fit balance between work and real life. When you have a healthy work-life balance is essential to keeping employees productive, happy and sharp. So, one of project manager role is to keep a project life in balancing mode for his business target and team emotional. Work-life balance means something different to every individual, but you will be found many of health and career experts share tips to help you find the balance that’s right for you.

“When I talk about balance, not everything has to be the completion and achievement of a task, it also has to include self-care so that your body, mind and soul are being refreshed,” says Puder-York.

For project managers, finding that balance may take a little extra effort; so, some of tips that can help a project manager:

  1. Success…???

Firstly, you should define what’s make you successful or what’s your goals included prioritized them with time frame.

  1. How to achieve…???

Secondly, you should plan your efforts to achieve your goals without to be deeply under pressure you or your team almost of time.

  1. Support…???

You should establish a support networks both in the office and at home; Project managers always need to communicate – So, may be some of the busiest people in an office, but that doesn't mean their personal lives should suffer.

Finally, so how do you deal with work/life balance? Here are some key ideas:

  1. Everything is not equally important. Do fewer things and do them well.
  2. Decide what your values are — and which ones take precedence.
  3. Do the things that get disproportionate results.
  4. Focus on the things only you can do.
  5. Do the important things which must be done now.

It’s not simple and it won’t be resolved tomorrow but you can get much, much better at this with time.

Posted on: February 08, 2016 07:49 AM | Permalink

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Wonderful post! Thank you for addressing this topic! Many people do not realize the importance of balancing work and their personal life until they start to get burnt out. Having a life outside of work is very important! I remember the saying my mother told me once when I was very young, "All work and no play makes you a dull person"!

Nice Article.

Thanks Rachel for your kindly words...with my respect for your mother advice.

Nice article with good insights. This is an Uber-discussed topic which really has no solution. It remains a Myth, a Phantom concept that makes management appear personable and caring. If anyone says they have Work Life balance, they are not being entirely true. What ever discipline one puts in, the balance can be achieved but temporarily. I subscribe to the notion of Work Life Harmony. There is no Balance .. but there is Harmony, a state where you get job satisfaction as well as personal satisfaction.

So I proudly say, that I cannot Balance my Work Life .. I harmonize it and its a feeling of bliss. Took time, but am there.

Thanks Faisal for your comment...Nothing idle in life, wish to you have a nice harmony.

Well said and keep it up.

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