Work-Family Balance (toolkit)

Teaches supervisors to support Work-Life Balance …


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Work-Family Balance training consists of 130 screens and is part of a toolkit * used successfully to teach supervisors to balance family needs with workplace productivity in ways that have improved commitment to the organization and employee self-reported health.  To learn more about the training, select the FSST_Training Tool (in the downloads tab), or from a PowerPoint presentation developed by Dr. Leslie Hammer describing the Work-Family Balance intervention.  The training you can license here is the only part of the toolkit that requires a cost.  The rest of the toolkit* is free.

* Toolkit: 1) Behavior-tracking that reinforced the training principles, 2) team-based planning and problem-solving that utilizes a modified version of Work Family Directions’  Team Effectiveness Process, 3) Follow-up sessions, 4) computer-based training available here.

Evidence base: This computer-based training given to 39 supervisors improved knowledge from 74% to 92% at the post-test, a large effect size (d) of 1.23 *, and they rated the training as “good.”  The intervention (1 hr of self-paced computer-based training, 1 hr of face-to-face group training, and instructions for behavioral self-monitoring to record their frequency of supportive behaviors on supplied cards to facilitate on-the-job transfer) was applied to the randomly selected supervisors and then the effects were examined by survey in a random sample of in a  239 grocery workers (available at follow-up) in a company in the Midwest US.  The effects revealed positive impacts on self-reported physical health and job satisfaction of the intervention in workers with high family-to-work conflict.  Learn more about the research study by reading a summary and description of the Work-Family Balance Intervention toolkit and by reading the original research article (the journal charges for this download), named one of 2011’s 6 best science articles on Work-Family Relationships by the Purdue Center for Families, Rosabeth Moss Kanter award.

* Effect size (d) is a measure of the size or magnitude of a change.  A review of hundreds of studies categorize d = 0.25 to 0.49 as small; 0.50 to 0.79 as medium; and 0.80 and above as large (Cohen, 1988). Cohen J. Statistical power analysis for the behavioral sciences Lawrence Earlbaum Associates. Hillsdale, NJ. 1988:20-26.

Records of Results
Licensing provides an account, password option and secure server space where all results are saved in your organization’s space; results can be downloaded through our Data Reports tool (free).

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Note: Trainings (number of ‘uses’) can begin at any time over a year from date on the license (per the email); 1-5 over-the-limit trainings are allowed to accommodate false starts.   Once a training is begun there is no time limit on when it can be completed.

Toolkit  Toolkit

FSST_TrainingTool_generic  FSST_TrainingTool_generic

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