Work Life Balance

William A. Anderson, PhD

William Anderson, PhD, is Professor Emeritus within the Office of Medical Education Research and Development (OMERAD), College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University. He has been a faculty member in OMERAD since 1976. Dr. Anderson is best known for creating the Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship Program, the nation’s oldest, largest, first true primary care faculty development fellowship program.  His research interests are medical faculty career development and vitality, and substance use by college athletes. He is author or more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and workshops. In his faculty role, Dr. Anderson teaches medical students and residents, and conducts faculty development programs for the medical school faculty and residents.

Strategies for Increasing Work Life Balance

Work-life balance can be defined simply as “being satisfied with one’s entire life—personal and professional”. While the definition is simple, the variables involved and the process of achieving work-life balance are not. Each individual has a personal vision of their ideal work-life balance, and that vision is influenced by the individual’s gender, generation, family status, and profession. Due to the multiple demands placed on professionals, many struggle to achieve personal and professional balance. 

At the end of the professional development byte you will be able to:

  • Explain the essential concepts of work-life balance.
  • Assess your personal work-life balance strengths and challenges.
  • Identify strategies to improve your work-life balance.
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Work Life Balance  (For CME Credit)  
Work Life Balance (No CME Credit)

Resources

  1. Kurt Sandholtz, Brooklyn Derr.  Beyond Juggling - Rebalancing Your Busy Life. Berrett-Koehler Publisher

 

Release date: June 01, 2016

Expiration date:  May 31, 2019

Dr. Anderson has disclosed he has no relevant financial relationships