How to Make Work-Life Balance Work

Is work-life balance an unattainable dream?

“It’s my contention that going to work on Friday in jeans and [a] T-shirt isn’t really getting to the nub of the issue.”

Casual Fridays aren’t cutting it for most businesses’ idea of work-life balance.

Work-life balance is a commonly discussed issue in today’s society. Millennials particularly have pointed out the effects modern work expectations have on workers Technology encourages work to continue well past the normal 8-hour work day. In fact, a Harvard Business School survey claims that 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week, and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week.

“If you don’t design your life, someone else will design it for you, and you may just not like their idea of balance.”

in.this TED Talk, Nigel Marsh has a refreshingly honest take on the perfect work-life balance, as well as the realities of this ideal. He explains his vision of a balance between family time, personal time and productivity, and adds in how to make this happen at the personal and societal levels.


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