I’ll start with a disclaimer. I don’t work in 2013. What I write is based on my reading, and conversations with people (mostly in India) who do. The world of work is so very different from the times when I began my career in 1974. As far as the number of years go, 39 years have gone by, which is not very significant in the larger context as a number. However what is significant is the huge amount of change that has taken place since those faraway times. Continue reading »
You must be having your own ideas as to what factors cause the most stress to employees. You would probably say that work and personal finance rank among the top. If you did, your views match those of many of the 16,000 participants worldwide, who took part in a recent survey done by Regus.
Would you agree that life is an endless balancing act? We are forever balancing something or the other as we struggle to meet our goals. For some it is balancing between the demands at work and the responsibilities at home, for others it could be balancing between the need to travel and the need to spend time with family. There could be many other conflicting priorities which we face in our day-to-day lives.
Do women think of the entire issue of work/life differently from the way men do? Do they attach more or less importance to related consequences on their careers? And on the choices they make for their careers? Some interesting insights
More and more people these days seem to want to be entrepreneurs. Some do so out of a feeling that they are best suited for it- others because they sense opportunities they believe have not been exploited. What kind of life do you lead as an entrepreneur? Is it the dream world that it is often made out to be? What are the challenges involved? Continue reading »
Are we tilting towards work in the work-life balance equation, asks Gina Passarella in an article in Law.com. The article speaks of young associates asking for more assignments- at the cost of work-life balance- to keep their jobs in a downturn which is affecting all sections of society.
The pressures of an economic crisis have added to the stress levels of many executives. A few examples of recent events typify this manifestation:
- An executive hesitated to take the vacation he planned lest he return to find someone else occupying his place.
- More outsourcing has led to teams carrying out multiple projects with tighter deadlines than ever before.
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For those of you who, like most others, are struggling with life balance issues, I would like to recommend “How To Practice The Art Of Life Balance”. This is an ebook complied by Stacey Hoffer Weckstein of Create A Balance which you can download for free:). It is a compilation from 32 bloggers who participated in a group writing project. The topics are diverse, the perspectives are manifold but they all have a common theme- attaining and maintaining life balance.