Lifeworks December 2019 features: Giving Back This Holiday Season

LifeWorks, Illinois Tech’s Employee Assistance Program, offers a new work-life balance highlight each month. This month’s feature is Giving Back This Holiday Season. Managers have an additional feature on Motivating Your Team to Success.

Volunteering benefits everyone, including the volunteers themselves. Take some time out of your busy holiday schedule and give back to your community. Check out our Giving Back Infographic for more tips on contributing your time. For more information on how volunteering can help your well-being, read our article on Leading a Longer and Healthier Life.

A manager’s ability to motivate their employees is critical for a team to succeed. Figuring out what motivates members of your team can help you prioritize their individual needs. Ensure employees are aware of important tasks, set clear expectations, and give them the tools necessary to do their jobs effectively. Also, be sure to provide regular feedback and make an effort to show your team that you care. For more tips, read Motivating Your Team, or Developing and Leading Teams that Work: Habits for successful managers.

Connect with LifeWorks online or via phone:

  • Username/Password: HR Portal Employee Assistance Program page
  • Online:
  • Toll-free, 24/7 phone line: 888.456.1324
  • En español: 888.732.9020
  • TTY: 800.999.3004
  • Download the “LifeWorks” app, available on iTunes and Google Play

For more information about LifeWorks, please visit the HR Portal Employee Assistance Program page.