ERIC Number: ED456398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
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Get the Balance Right.
Haddock, Rebecca Jaurigue
Today work goes on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is about acceleration and access. Workers need balance more than ever. In fact, recent college graduates value work/life balance as their key factor in selecting employers. This paper, written for career counselors, defines balance as encompassing emotional, spiritual, physical, and developmental components; taking beliefs, dreams, and experiences into account; living in the present; and taking action. Balance can be expressed in many different ways such as mobility; flexibility; resilience; fulfillment; yearning; awareness; peace; energy; and relaxation. A discussion of what individuals can do to create work/life balance offers 13 suggestions. Fifteen suggestions for infusing work balance into organizations are also provided. The paper concludes by reminding career counselors that they must develop their own balance before they can influence other people, organizations, and industries. (MKA)
Descriptors: Career Development, Counselor Role, Employment, Life Satisfaction, Quality of Life, Quality of Working Life
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Note: In: "Focus on the Future: Achieving Balance in Career & Life Integration. International Career Development Conference 2000"; see CG 031 198.