MMHA 6000A Creating Work Life Balance
Demers, J. (2015). How other countries are beating us at work-life balance. Retrieved from http://www.inc.com/jayson-demers/feeling-overwhelm…
The author presents emerging trends on global approaches to work-life balance and tips that may be of interest to you as an online graduate student.
Read all of the following articles, and select one on which to focus for your Assignment:
Evans, A. M., Carney, J. S., & Wilkinson, M. (2013). Work-life balance for men: Counseling implications. Journal of Counseling & Development, 91(4), 436–441.
Use the following resources as needed in preparation for the Discussion and Assignment. You will need to know how to locate articles in the Walden Library, apply the principles of scholarly writing (which includes following APA guidelines), and use Turnitin to check the originality of your writing.
Walden University. (n.d.-c). Code of Conduct. Retrieved November 8, 2019, from http://catalog.waldenu.edu/
Note: To access Code of Conduct on this webpage, first select the current Handbook from the “Select Catalog or Handbook” dropdown menu. Then, click Section 3. Student Expectations and Responsibilities. Click Student Conduct and Responsibilities. And lastly, click Code of Conduct.
Document: Week 4 APA Form and Style Tips (PDF)
Laureate Education (Producer). (2015d). Introduction to scholarly writing: Finding a scholarly voice [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 4 minutes.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2015e). Introduction to scholarly writing: Plagiarism and academic integrity [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2015f). Introduction to scholarly writing: Purpose, audience, and evidence [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 4 minutes.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2015g). Introduction to scholarly writing: Tips for success [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 3 minutes.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2015i). Tips for effective online composition and communication [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 7 minutes.
Discussion: Creating Work-Life Balance
Post your responses to the Discussion based on the course requirements. Your Discussion postings should be written in standard edited English and follow APA guidelines as closely as possible given the constraints of the online platform. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct. Initial postings must be 250–350 words (not including references).
The commitment to achieving work-life balance reflects “the need for equilibrium across multiple areas of life” (Tajlili, 2014, p. 257). While it can be daunting to manage time and resource constraints, many busy students and professionals are able to prioritize and schedule their commitments in satisfying and personally meaningful ways. What are their secrets to success and what can be learned from them?
To prepare for this Discussion, consider the challenges you are likely to encounter as a student in this online MHA program and as a health care administrator.
Review the Learning Resources related to work-life balance, including Tajlili (2014), Evans, Carney, and Wilkinson (2013), Giberson and Miklos (2014), and Perlow (2014). Analyze the information related to personal values and priorities, time management, and health and wellness in terms of your own needs and commitments. Based on your reading and reflection, identify an aspect of work-life balance that you would like to investigate further by conducting library research.
Review the Learning Resources related to conducting research using the Walden Library. Use the Walden Library to locate at least one peer-reviewed article that is not included in this week’s learning resource list that relates to your chosen aspect of work-life balance. Select an article that provides valuable information to help you manage the multiple demands you are likely to experience as a graduate student and as a working professional. For example, the article you select may illustrate potential benefits of work-life balance, describe common challenges, or feature strategies for maintaining balance. (Note: You will also use the article you select to complete the paper that is required for this week’s Assignment.)
Next, review the Learning Resources related to scholarly writing, which includes using APA guidelines for in-text citations and references. Also review the Academic Integrity Pledge that is included with the Learning Resources. Consider the commitments that are included in this pledge and the manner in which the behaviors that are identified can influence the ethical and professional integrity of your work.
Finally, think about how honing your ability to research and present information to others will be beneficial in your career as a health care administrator.
By Day 3
Post a substantive and cohesive response to the following:
- Summarize the article related to work-life balance that you located using the Walden Library.
- Explain how you can apply the information in this article in a meaningful way to manage multiple demands associated with being a graduate student and working professional.
In your posting, include an APA-formatted in-text citation and a reference for your selected article, as well as citations and references for any other resources you use to support your work.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.
By Day 5
Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ postings, deepening the discussion of the information presented. Share insights you have gained about the value of mutual support among colleagues for fostering work-life balance. Provide an example of how you could leverage your colleagues’ support as a graduate student and/or health care administrator.
Continue this Discussion until Day 7 by suggesting specific strategies for addressing the challenges of being an online graduate student and working professional.