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Keeping Work-Life Balance for Sustainable Performance

Creativity and productivity is important for a successful career. Businesses that fill themselves with motivated producers are also more likely to succeed. Maintaining one’s career can be difficult unless a proper balance between the employee’s personal needs and career needs are properly balance. All work and no play can make anyone off balance and less productive that will eventually damage corporate competitiveness. Productivity is sustained when employees have a level of satisfaction with their jobs. Work-life is a major contributor and catalyst to job satisfaction (Rama Devi & Nagini, 2014). Without that balance employees can burnout or become bored resulting in lower productivity and frequent job hopping. Most jobs can be stressful but some are more stressful than most and therefore maintain higher incidents of burn out. Air traffic controllers and stock brokers are some examples of fast paced pressure cooker jobs. Developing work life balance can help them

Using “Life Satisfaction” to Retain Skilled Military Officers and Employees

Most of us want to feel fulfilled in our personal and work lives while contributing to society. Whether one is trying to retain people in the workplace or in the military keeping the best and brightest engaged is important for organizational success. Proyer, et. al. (2012) examined Swiss Career Officers work and life satisfaction along with their orientation to happiness, and its relation to career success. The results can be applied to both civilian and military organizations.  Most of us want to feel as though we have a solid purpose for making our way into the office every day. It is difficult to stay motivated or feel satisfied if work is something more akin to money alone versus the greater benefits it can provide. Thinking beyond one’s tasks to something more important can make a significant difference in how we feel about our jobs.  The same concept applies to both military officers and civilian workers. Most people don’t join the military for pay alone but may co

Life Satisfaction as a Predictor of Optimism in Hotel and Tourism Students

It is hard to be motivated if you are not optimistic about life. The greatest asset students have is their optimism and the desire to create the lives they seek. In college optimism keeps students focused and working on their long-term goals which are often broken down into little steps of studying and making choices over their lives. Research helps shed some light on how optimism and life satisfaction work together to create higher levels positive outlook in hotel and tourism education. Employee’s perceptions are an integral part of developing their approaches to the work environment and their personal lives. Perception leads to behavioral rituals employees use to navigate their environment (Kagitcibasi, 1992). The rituals will run throughout their working lifetimes unless they are questioned or adjusted by important new self-understandings.   When employee viewpoints are optimistic by nature they have the benefit of developing stronger rituals that help them achieve the