EPP GRADE 6- LESSON 3 EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF HOUSEHOLD TASKS

FACTORS TO CONSIDER IN EFFECTIVE HOME MANAGEMENT
1. Available Family resources-
-what the family possess and use in home – making activities in order to achieve goal
2.Skills and Interest of Family Members-
-what family members special skill and what they are interested to do
3. Family Values and Goals
-What the family want to achieve
2 TYPES OF FAMILY RESOURCES
1. Human Resources- what family members possess
2. Non Human Resources – material resources
TYPE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
1. Abilities and Skills
-these are both inherited and acquired
2. Attitudes
– includes ideas, opinions, inclinations, biases and feelings towards something. Positive attitude is important towards work because satisfaction is easily achieved
3. Knowledge
-facts and information
4. Energy or capacity to do work
– The members of the family must be in good health, physically strong, mentally alert to do their signed work effectively
TYPES OF NON HUMAN / MATERIAL RESOURCES
1. TIME
– includes long and short periods
2. MONEY
– purchasing power to help acquire needed goods and services
3. Goods and Property
– materials may be durable , non perishable or perishable
4. Community Facilities
– include police station, park, roads, public schools, library , health centre etc.
5. ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES
– include, rain, sunlight, air and soil which help human provide basic needs such as foods, shelter and clothing.
WHY RESOURCES ARE IMPORTANT?
Resources vary from family to family. Those family with more resources can easily accomplish more activities at home. Those with fewer resources need to budget and use their resources wisely
TIPS IN MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY
1. Use energy and time properly
– prepare work schedule and following it help in using time wisely
2. Know how to budget money to make spending worthwhile
– needs of the family should be attended first before the wants
3. Know how to use, clean and take care of appliances, tools and furniture to keep them functioning well
4. Adapt a cheerful and positive attitude towards work to make easy, interesting and enjoyable.
5. Assign responsibilities that can make use of one’s talents and skills in doing family chores. This make work easy and interesting
6. Make good use of community facilities to meet some of family needs and wants to reduce spending and realise family goals.
HOW CAN YOU AS FAMILY MEMBERS HELP ENSURE THE ATTAINMENT OF THE FAMILY GOAL?
by helping each other, and with the effective use of resources . The members of the family are in turns, taught how to make use of these resources in the most economical and effective way as possible.