The Balancing Act
The technology that connects us both professionally and personally can make it difficult to keep these two dimensions of our lives separate from one another. With the ability to bring work home and to communicate with coworkers and clients from virtually anywhere, how do we draw the line between our work and personal lives?
There’s no easy answer to this question, but it’s certainly something worth discussing. Kenneth Freeman wrote a piece on the HBR blog this week that explores the issue. And while he doesn’t claim to know the solution, he does suggest several ways we might better manage the line between our work and personal lives. In his opinion, it all comes down to setting clear expectations for yourself and making sure you stick to those expectations. Give it a read and see what you think: