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What's the status of your work-life balance?

A quarter of the year has flashed by. How are you faring?

Your company has metrics to check quarterly financial performance, and might also have performance management reports to mark the time period. But what about your stress levels, and work-life balance? Are you cool as a cucumber or as hot as a tamale?

To help, I have devised a scorecard with some quick measures that will allow you to capture your stress and work-life balance levels, and compare them with the past and how you wish to be today. You can even weigh your scores against other respondents, which might offer additional insight. I also offer a questionnaire, that will help guide you to sensible actions for improvement you might take, tailored exactly to your current situation.

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If you wish, you can share your answers to this second stage in the process and give an email address, which might help when I report back in a couple of weeks, or you can keep it private. I'd also appreciate e-mails with suggestions on how to improve the quarterly scorecard and questionnaire for the future: harvey@harveyschachter.com.

But first, try the scorecard and questionnaire.

Click here if you'd like to print off a PDF version of the scorecard and questionnaire.

Here's the scorecard:







And here is the questionnaire:





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About the Author
Management columnist

Harvey Schachter is a Kingston, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online column, Power Points. More

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