Identify management strategies for balancing work and family roles.
Identification should include
- use of time
- prioritization of family and work responsibilities
- ways to handle stress
- health and safety issues
- conflict resolution
- family and work values
- stages of the family and career life cycle.
- What is the relationship between the family’s circumstances and work productivity?
- Why is it important to a person, to the family, and to the employer to balance work and family roles?
- What factors should one consider when developing management strategies related to family and the workplace?
- What responsibility does an employer have for a worker’s well-being at home?
- When is it appropriate for an employer to intervene in an employee’s personal/family life?
- What is the relationship of community activities and responsibilities to work and family roles?
- How do management strategies for balancing work and family roles change as the family progresses through its life cycle?
- When is it appropriate for an employee to communicate personal/family problems to an employer?
- What communication skills does one need to develop strategies for balancing work and family roles?
- How can one communicate to others the importance of balancing work and family roles?
- What leadership techniques can one use to address and resolve conflict regarding work and family roles?
- What skills do family members need to become leaders?
- What criteria should one use to assess his/her efforts at balancing work and family roles?
- What management skills does one need to set priorities at work and at home?
- What kind of training is needed to develop management strategies for balancing work and family roles?
- What management skills does one need to deal with issues at different stages of the family life cycle?
Related Standards of Learning
History and Social Science
The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by
- planning inquiries by synthesizing information from diverse primary and secondary sources;
- analyzing how political and economic trends influence public policy, using demographic information and other data sources;
- comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives;
- evaluating critically the quality, accuracy, and validity of information to determine misconceptions, fact and opinion, and bias;
- constructing informed, analytic arguments using evidence from multiple sources to introduce and support substantive and significant claims;
- explaining how cause-and-effect relationships impact political and economic events;
- taking knowledgeable, constructive action, individually and collaboratively, to address school, community, local, state, national, and global issues;
- using a decision-making model to analyze the costs and benefits of a specific choice, considering incentives and possible consequences;
- applying civic virtues and democratic principles to make collaborative decisions; and
- communicating conclusions orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences, using evidence from multiple sources and citing specific sources.