This section is intended to help you think about your goals in life, what they are and what you want to achieve, and how you value work in relation to the rest of your life. It was inspired by work by David Kolb (1995), whose learning styles inventory we have already considered in chapter 2.. His original 'Life Goal Inventory' can be found in his text book which is in the bibliography. What follows is based very loosely on Kolb's work but is actually very different, and utilises a more appropriate set of questions for the millenial labour market. It was equally inspired by Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and we have attempted to ensure that there is opportunity for all of these to be adequately recognised.
So why is this called the 'work-life questionnaire'? Surely work-life balance is all about making sure we don't end up working too many hours and remember to get a life? Well, yes it is, but thinking about work and the place it has in our lives also about making sure that we enjoy what we are doing while we are at work, as well as in our leisure time. This questionnaire will also help you prioritise the things you are most interested in and identify where possible conflicts may occur. It won't necessarily tell you what is your ideal job, that comes later.
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