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Tailored Messaging

 

Develop tailored messages that are culturally relevant on a public health issue of your choice for THREE of the listed specific audiences. You may use pictures, words, infographics, etc., or a combination of means. Please keep text under 200 characters (characters, not words!). Please fill out page two with your assignment. Please refer to the assignment rubric below, which will assess student performance, understanding, and ability to apply information covered in the module on tailored communication.

Audiences: (please write a tailored message for 3 of the audiences listed below. Note: please choose appropriate audience based on your selected public health topic.)

1. 4-5 year old male
2. Hispanic female age 20
3. Male age 30
4. Older adult (female, 65)
5. Parent of teenagers
6. Parent of toddlers
7. Sexually active male teenager (ages 16)
8. Smoker
9. Pregnant woman

 

Sample Solution

Many more advantages

There are many more advantages of implementing flexible work/life options in an organisation. These include and not limited to

    • Better physical and mental health of employees
    • Earlier return to work after maternity leave
    • Reduced absenteeism
    • Improved job satisfaction
    • Reduced turnover
    • Availability of a broader talent pool
    • Loyal employees
    • Retention of skilled aged workers

Many studies have found absenteeism is reduced as a result of flexible work options. Stratex Networks Ltd has confirmed it has reduced absenteeism by 8% and employees averaged only 2.9 sick days as year (Managing Work/Life Balance International, 2004)

Recommendations

Following are some recommendations for flexible work options aimed at providing a better balance between work and life for employees.

    • Management Support for work/life balance is crucial for an organisation to succeed. Having just the policies is not enough.
    • Regular employee surveys can help to understand workers needs and design appropriate policies
    • Assist employees to prioritise their work, otherwise they will think everything is equally important
    • Training of managers and supervisors to understand when their staff is overworked
    • Organise seminars and training for employees to understand the importance of balance between their personal life and work
    • Restrict work to be taken home regularly. This should be the responsibility of the corresponding supervisor, so work gets done in office but not at home.
    • Allow many leave options such a community service leave, pet care
    • Allow work from home, flexitime and sick leave without a doctors certificate
    • Allow children to visit office time to time. It may be a good idea to have a “bring your kid to work” days.
    • Implement the option to work from home while taking care of children or elderly parents.
    • Organise company funded family oriented activities such as family dinners, movie nights or trips to theme parks at least once a year on a weekday.
    • Organisations need to promote work-life balance policies at every opportunity they get. This should not be limited to orientation sessions or to a company handbook.