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Personal & Societal Consequences of Failure of Work/Life Balance

Shawn Achor discusses on this powerful TedTalk, choosing happiness and the power of vulnerability applied in all aspects of your life including work and the impact his Harvard research has discovered in major organizations across the world.

100%

Increased levels of Stress & Stress-Related Illness

100%

Lower life satisfaction

100%

Higher Rates of family strife, Violence & divorce

100%

Rising incidence of substance abuse

Ranked Ordered Life-Event Means of Stress Rating Scale:

Life Event

Mean

1. Death of spouse/mate

87

2. Death of close family member

79

3. Major injury/illness to self

78

4. Detention in jail or other institution

76

5. Major injury/illness to close family member

72

6. Foreclosure on loan/mortgage

71

7. Divorce

71

8. Being a victim of crime

70

9 Being a victim of police brutality

69

10. Infidelity

70

11. Experiencing Domestic Violence/sexual abuse

69

12.Separtion from or reconciliation with spouse/partner

66

13.Being fired/laid-off/unemployed

64

14.Experincing financial problems

62

15.Death of close friend

61

16.Surving a disaster

59

17. Becoming a single parent

59

18. Assuming responsibility for sick or elderly loved one

56

19. Loss of major reduction in health insurance

56

20.Self/close family member being arrested

56

21. Major disagreement over child support/custody

53

22. Experiencing/involved in auto accident

53

23.Being disciplined at work/demoted

53

24. Dealing with unwanted pregnancy

51