This activity will help your team set clear boundaries between work and life.
A good work-life balance can help:
- decrease stress and fatigue
- increase work satisfaction and performance
TIME REQUIRED15 mins
TEAM SIZE2 or more
GOOD FORWork-life balance
What you’ll need
If you’re together physically, you’ll need a place to meet.
If your team is working remotely, you’ll need a phone or video conferencing tool.
When you choose a tool, think if anyone in your team has accessibility needs and that they’ll be able to easily use it.
Scheduling the session
This is a good activity to put at the start or end a regular team meeting.
How to run the activity
This a rough schedule of how you can run the session.
The key thing is to set a timer for each section of your session and stick to each time.
When people have a limited time to think, they’ll focus on the things that matter to them the most.
Step 1: rate your work-life balance (5 minutes)
Ask your team to rate their work-life balance on a scale of 1 (not as I want it) to 10 (exactly how I want it).
Ask them to write down what their ‘perfect 10’ work-life balance score looks like by answering these questions:
- What does your ideal day, week and month look like?
- What will you have time to do that you currently don’t?
- What’s most different about your ‘perfect 10’ from the current reality?
- How will it feel once you have implemented your ‘perfect 10’ work-life balance?
Step 2: write steps to make change (5 minutes)
Ask each person in your team to write down what needs to change between your current work-life balance and your ‘perfect 10’.
Use these questions:
- What are your priorities?
- What’s holding you back?
Step 3: write down actions to get there (5 minutes)
Ask each person to write down:
- one thing they can commit to right now to help them reach their ‘perfect 10’
- one thing they think will show they’ve achieved their ‘perfect 10’
It’s a great idea for them to place their plan somewhere they’ll see it often so it stays front of mind.