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Work/Life Balance Assessment

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Our free Luma Learning Lessons include objectives, estimated time, materials and instructional procedures for classroom and online teaching. You can use parts of each lesson for a blended experience, meaning part online and part f2f. We include these pillars from our learning research to illustrate where they are infused in our lessons.

10/25 Luma Learning Lesson #9: Work/Life Balance Assessment

Objectives

  • Assess your current state of work/life balance.
  • Share strategies of balancing work commitments and personal commitments.
  • Set 2 new goals to create work/life balance in the upcoming 30 days.

Estimated Time

60 minutes

Materials

Instructional Procedures for F2F
1. Write or project on the board/wall this question: What is work/life balance?
2. EfficiencyOptional: Arrange the room in pods, pairs or table groups.
3. AuthenticityEfficiencyThe purpose of this introduction activity is to see what groups already know and get a sense on how they currently feel about their work/life balance.
4. EfficiencyEngagementTell the class: “I want you to come up with as many words, definitions, thoughts about this question. I am going to give you 5 minutes to brainstorm.” Set your timer and stop at the end of 5 minutes.
5. AuthenticityEngagementGo around the groups and have them reveal their list of words/thoughts. Write or project on the board/wall. If there is a duplicate, have the groups cross that work/thought off of their list.
6. EngagementOption: The group(s) that have the most unique words left on their list get a prize or award everyone for participating. You can use candy, gum, hats, shirts, or even stickers. People like to be recognized!
7. AuthenticityEngagementEfficiencyAsk: “Show with raise of hands how many participants feel that they have a quality work/life balance.”
8. Invite participation, asking why they do or do not have a quality work/life balance.
9. AuthenticityPass out page 3 to 6 of the Questionnaire for Self-Assessing Your Work-Life Balance. Have participants take the quality of work/life assessment.
10. Have them add up their points and divide by the # of questions they scored 1 or higher. So, if they scored 43 questions 1 or higher they divide by 43.
11. At the completion of the assessment, discuss the results. It might be easier to copy the table on page 1 and write or project it on the board/wall. Discuss results with the class.
12. Share strategies of balancing work commitments and personal commitments.
13. EfficiencyFor anyone that did not fall in the good category, have them work with a partner to set at least 2 goals next month they will work on to work towards creating work/life balance.
14. AuthenticityFollow up next month with these participants to see how things are going. This shows you care and want them to live a healthy lifestyle.
15. EfficiencyIf you are a Luma client, you can provide the eNugget® on Work/Life balance as a way to review the important points and to give them some ideas on possible goals

Instructional Procedures for Online
1.   Add a discussion board title, “Work/Life Balance” with this question: What is work/life balance?
2. AuthenticityEfficiencyThe purpose of this introduction activity is to see what groups already know and get a sense on how they currently feel about their work/life balance.
3. EfficiencyEngagementSend out an email to all participants: “I want you to come up with as many words, definitions, thoughts about a question I posted in the discussion board. I am going to give you 1 week to brainstorm.”
4. EngagementOption: The group(s) that have the most unique words left on their list get a prize or award everyone for participating. You can use points for a leaderboard, badges, call outs in the discussion board. People like to be recognized.
5. AuthenticityEngagementEfficiencyPost this question in the discussion board: “How many participants feel that they have a quality work/life balance? Why do you or do you not feel you have a quality work/life balance.”
6. AuthenticityAssign participants the Work/Life eNugget® if you use Luma to get background on this topic. Included in this is the posted self-assessment that they can calculate their own personal work/life balance score.
7. Have them add up their points and divide by the # of questions they scored 1 or higher. So, if they scored 43 questions 1 or higher they divide by 43.
8. At the completion of the assessment, have them post the results in a Questionnaire for Self-Assessing Your Work-Life Balance discussion board.
9. In that discussion board, have them share at least 1strategy of balancing work commitments and personal commitments.
10. EfficiencyFor anyone that did not fall in the good category, have them post at least 2 goals next month to work on to create work/life balance.
11. AuthenticityFollow up next month with these participants to see how things are going. This shows you care and want them to live a healthy lifestyle.

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