In this world where more people get themselves involved in roles that could as well be considered as “always on” jobs, in what way do people achieve work-life balance and also maintain this balance? In what way do organizations and leaders promote the balance way of life? I have to admit that this task is quite a challenge.
Virtually every day, thousands, millions and billions of people keep wrestling with these questions. In the same vein, several leaders also ponder on the solutions to this quagmire.
As a manager, helping people find work-life balance is quite important. Very few persons have attained this and several of them are still struggling with it.
Some years ago, I was the ambassador for poor-balance behavior. Once, I had a sign right in front of my office, it read “do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today”. I started being the boss of the 3 a.m. emails, I began to wear my 20 hour days for seven days a week ethic as a work badge of honor. Continue reading