I always knew work-life balance was a big issue, but hadn't realized how big until I Googled it. Guess how many results showed up? 32.4 million! With so much help available on the topic, the balance continues to elude those who seek it the most. Perhaps it is time to take a different perspective on it.
I find the entire debate (of work versus life) fascinating because the term work-life balance seems to suggest that when one is working, one is not living. In other words, you can either work or live, you cannot do both. Does this mean a vast majority of the workforce is lifeless? Okay, I know I am taking this a bit too far but I am trying to make a point: If one looks at work-life balance as a problem in isolation, it can never be solved. In fact, the perceived lack of work-life balance is a symptom of a very different problem, and not a problem in itself.
One father I know of was so deeply involved in his work that he did not doRead More »from How to Be a Good Boss & Person!