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Chapter 17: Work-Life Balance Workers of today are becoming more interested in maintaining a healthy work-life balance and reducing conflict associated with juggling multiple demands. In fact, more and more employees value work-life balance over higher salaries. In this chapter, we present challenges, strategies, and workforce practices related to "Work-Life Balance." Exhibit 17-1 provides a snapshot of the chapter. Exhibit 17-1 Snapshot of Chapter 17 Chapter Road Map Concept and Definition Workforce Challenges...................122 Different Career Decision Making Competing on Benefits Impact of Children Industry Strategies.....................122 Improve Existing Work Schedule Allow Flexible Schedules and Days Off Establish a Breadth of Policies to Support Different Employee Needs Allow Telework for High Performers Workforce Practices....................124 Successful work-life balance helps employees Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) effectively focus on their work since they are not Alternative Duty Location distracted by competing demands. Definition of Work-Life Balance: Involves consideration of creative job arrangements and policies that support employee desires to maintain a healthy work-life balance. The goal of these efforts is to help make organizations more attractive to candidates and encourage retention. Workforce Pipeline Target Area Target Career Stages Comm. 4 year Graduate Entry-Level Mid-Career Senior K-12 Retirees Colleges Colleges Schools Staff Staff Leaders TRANSPORTATION WORKFORCE PIPELINE Work-Life Balance Chapter 17 Target Area 121