One of the biggest misconceptions I have seen with the idea of “work/life balance” is that someone else is going to take care of it for you, be it someone in HR, your management, or a government entity. Work/life balance is something personal that we each need to take accountability for. It is in our employer’s interest to get maximum productivity from each of us, which conflicts directly with the whole idea of balancing one’s life with one’s work. As soon as you stop trying to outsource these decisions and take personal responsibility for deciding what portion of your life to allocate towards work, and which towards life, you will never achieve the balance that’s right for you. Each of us after all has only one life; how we chose to divide that between work and personal time is up to us.
Tuesday, 5 October 2010 by 1 Comment