And one final agreement they make to themselves: They say, “I can have what I want, both through work and outside of work, because I’m smart, open, and realistic about my goals. I know what I need now, and what I want later, and I don’t have to compromise, settle, or diminish who I am to build the life I want.”
The Best Way to Think About Work-Family Balance (Balanced Diet, Not a See-Saw)
Time for work and for family are BOTH very important components of a full, meaningful life. If we don’t reflexively see them as opposing forces, we may come to understand that both can enhance the other in helping to build a balanced life.
Q: I’ve read the recent reports about France banning after-hours emails. I’m jealous because I crave uninterrupted down time in the evenings and weekends, but it seems there’s no stopping the influx of emails at almost any hour.
Dignity at work is essential to individual and organizational thriving. Employees experience dignity at work as self-respect and the respect of others. Leaders can promote dignity by trusting employees, granting autonomy, and recognizing the value of individual contributions; these actions build employees’ sense of ownership of their work and pride in performing it.