Work and Life Balancing Act

Sunday 05 February 2017

Everyone is looking for work-life balance, and almost everyone is writing about it. Lists on how to achieve it pop up in blogs like a metronome. The Washington Post wrote about the 25 jobs that offer the best work-life balance – which would have a lot of people in tech jobs and nobody in retail – while Forbes magazine has suggested that what we really need is work-life effectiveness or flow.

"But what does work-life balance mean? It’s not simply the enforcement of the right to an eight hour day (8 hours work, 8 hours rest, 8 hours sleep) that was won in 1856 for workers in Australia. It’s more than a 50/50 split of time between working and not working."

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