Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Work Life Balance

March 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Leadership, Values

I like to post articles from a variety of people in this blog, just to give you all a little break from me once in a while.  I do quite a bit of research to make sure I post high-quality articles because it’s important to me to not waste your time.

Today, I was working on getting 5 or 6 blogs posted because I have quite a busy week next week.  And, I ran across this article from Duncan Brodie entitled 4 Reasons to Pay Attention To Work/Life Balance.  It’s a well written article, and stands on it’s own, but I felt compelled to add just a bit to it.

Corporations in the U. S. speak about Work/Life Balance all the time, and use it to entice employees.  The reality is that it is often just lip service, unless the employee takes it upon themselves to make it so.  And, when the employee works hard to achieve the balance needed to be in integrity with themselves, they are often not considered promotable because they won’t “go the extra mile”.  The issue really is that employees are often willing to go the extra mile, but over time it becomes the rule rather than the exception.  This often leads to struggle to be productive rather than producing any additional value to the company.

Enlightened leadership, in my mind, looks at this issue from the perspective shared by Duncan Brodie.  Employees are the most valuable resource a company has.  They are also the most expensive asset the company has.  Corporations who value their employees will see to it that they take the required downtime necessary to play full out when they are at work.  Employees need time for enjoyment, relationships with family and friends, creative pursuits, and time to be still. 

Georgia Feiste, owner of Collaborative Transitions, located in Lincoln, NE, is a life transitions coach, writer, and workshop facilitator.  She specializes in career and personal life transitions for people seeking change in their life.  Georgia is uniquely skilled in providing support and encouragement as her clients set intentional goals to attain their desires, holding open the space they need to stretch and grow. Her passion is success grounded in purpose and passion, standards of integrity and priorities in life.    Her website is http://www.collaborativetransitions.com, where she blogs about business and career, and http://www.rainbowbridgecoach, where she and many other coaches blog about mind, body, spirit and emotion.  Georgia can be reached at (402) 484-8098.

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