As an entertaining leadership speaker and trainer, I’m passionate about bringing awareness to the importance of work-life balance for long term success. Leading edge companies aren’t afraid to remove the corporate thumb off employees heads and initiate a whole life culture. They understand work-life balance increases overall well-being and that increases their bottom line! In this article I will address what work-life balance is and why companies must implement it now. So as M.C. Hammer sings lets “break it down”.
Businessdirectory.com defines work-life balance as a comfortable state of equilibrium achieved between an employee’s primary priorities of their employment positions and their private lifestyle.
The short version – Employers helping workers cope better with the competing demands of work and family.
Is it really that important? Yes! Actually the word is “Very” according to Fortune magazine’s annual rankings of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Forty-nine percent of respondents from organizations ranked in the top three in their industries reported that addressing work-life balance issues is a “top priority” if your going to balance the human capital challenge in the upcoming years.
Want a few numbers to see if work-life balance actually affects your bottom line? Organizations that are perceived to not support work-life balance will lose 1 in 4 or 27% of their key talent and peak performers within the next two years. Balance those numbers against your competitors!
Leaders must get outside the box of work, work, work and help employees feel more positive about accomplishing challenging assignments while designing a work environment and culture to help decrease stress and allow more time for personal responsibilities.
What’s the payoff for employers? Happy and engaged employees that are free to be creative, more innovative and ignite a vibe of “I love my life and job” throughout the entire workforce. They also are more likely to develop collaborative cohesive teams.
- Develop open communication styles that allow employees to accomplish tasks as quickly and efficiently as possible. Confusion creates stress and procrastination.
- Define projects with a clear and compelling purpose, so employees feel good about the time they are away from family working on a project.
- Empower your employees to make the decisions necessary to accomplish their projects and goals without the stress of endless time wasting meetings and emails.
Work-life balance isn’t easy to obtain and it takes conscious authentic leaders to make it happen but the bottom line is, work-life balance is smart business that boosts your employee’s moral and YOUR bottom line!
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About DeDe Murcer Moffett
DeDe Murcer Moffett is a high-energy leadership speaker who was honored by being included on “Meetings & Conventions” magazine’s 2014 “Planners Favorite Speakers List.” (Others on the list include Bill Clinton, Malcolm Gladwell, and Magic Johnson.)
She is an enthusiastic larger-than-life personality who grabs the hearts and minds of audiences through powerful content and high-energy Broadway-style entertainment.
Her message: Being uncomfortable doesn’t mean “you can’t,” “you shouldn’t,” or “stop.” It means you need to Ignite Big League Courage, so you can take on important challenges and Do Something Amazing.
Through her own experience of 25 years in corporate sales and sales management, overcoming a 24-year alcohol addiction, building a second career, and finding her best life at the age of 50, DeDe shares stories of the strength and courage, as well as steps it takes to break through to success and perform at peak levels.
She is the author of the Amazon bestselling book, “Wisdom Wedgies and Life’s Little Zingers,” which is a collection of humorous thought- provoking quotes about challenging fear and doing what you think you cannot do. She is the co-creator, along with Dr. Avery Carpenter, of the audio program, “Pretty Poisons and Tasty Toxins,” which teaches listeners about the foods that contribute to energy and well-being.
She is a featured entrepreneur in the book, “A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneur’s Spirit, Women’s Edition,” which was recognized as a leading business book by Small Business Trends. DeDe’s inspirational story is featured in “Choices and Illusions: How Did I Get Where I Am and How Do I Get Where I Want to Be?” by New York Times bestselling author, Eldon Taylor.
She is the founder of the “Snap Out of It! Radio Network,” founder of the “Snap Out of It” Conference, and former host of her own “Snap Out of It! Show,” interviewing hundreds of thought leaders, psychologists, and everyday rebels, willing to challenge the herd and hive mentality.
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Before becoming a speaker and entrepreneur, DeDe spent 25 years as a corporate sales executive, selling millions of dollars worth of products. The companies she worked for include Toyota Material Handling, Waste Management, State National Insurance Company and Auto Financial Group. DeDe was one of the first successful women entering into “a man’s world” of heavy equipment and forklift sales.
As a singer, DeDe released her debut CD in 2009, titled “I Believe.” Her latest original song, “Beautiful Addictions” is featured on a compilation CD for the nationwide anti-bullying campaign, “The AnonymoUS Initiative,” which brings awareness to the ways we bully ourselves, and sheds light on the devastation brought about by adult and adolescent bullying. DeDe has performed live in front over 100,000 people and for three million TV viewers. professional organizations such as the NBA’s Oklahoma Thunder, and MLB’s Houston Astros, as well as her beloved New York Yankees.
She has sung the National Anthem for She is currently in production on her autobiographical one-woman show, “If I Stop ThenYork composer and lyricist, Daniel Mate.THE FAMILYWho Am I,” written by award-winning New When people hear DeDe’s full name, DeDe Murcer Moffett, some invariably ask, “Murcer? As in Bobby Murcer?” It’s true. DeDe’s uncle was Major League Baseball player, Bobby Murcer: a 5-time all star and Gold Glove award winner, who played 18 years for the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs. After retiring from baseball in 1983, Bobby went on to become an award-winning broadcaster, spending 24 years with the New York Yankees in the broadcast booth, alongside announcing greats like Phil Rizzuto, Tony Kubek and John Sterling. In 2008, Bobby passed away after a 19 month battle with brain cancer.
DeDe and the entire Murcer family support the Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation and the great work they do for families suffering from cancer.
DeDe is married to stock trader Rick Moffett. They live in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado, just outside of Denver, with their three furry kiddos: Sheba, a 17 year-old blind cat; Sam the General, a Yellow Lab-Chesapeake Bay Retriever (who can’t retrieve a darn thing), and Asta the Runway Model, a West German Showline GSD.