Down with work- life balance

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4 Responses

  1. Colin says:

    Hi Melissa, very interesting post and some good information. It’s important that people recognize what works best for them, but also remember that at some point either by choice or not, work won’t be there anymore. So, then what?

    In my opinion, balance not only helps us enjoy our lives more fully, but also allows us to build the coping mechanisms needed for that fateful day when work is no longer there.

    Have a great day!

    Colin

  2. Great articles Melissa. I agree that for may jobs work-life integration is actually a better description of the reality. My planned day off on Monday just got interrupted with an urgent conference call request. Could it wait to tuesday? people looked at me like I was mad. It is urgent. So I’ll take some time out to do the call before getting back to the family day I had planned. I think this is the reality for most people. But is it desirable? Ultimately work life integration is really work domination of life. For some a good thing but not for all. I am not sure what I think. The key is loving your job but no one does that all the time…

  1. May 10, 2012

    […] About A Life Plan Written on May 10, 2012 by Tim in Uncategorized Melissa Fairman at HRRemix posted yesterday on the notion of work-life integration. She recently came by an article explaining this concept […]

  2. May 14, 2012

    […] Fairman (known as HrRemix on Twitter) tweeted about a fascinating article she wrote called Down With Work-Life Balance. In it, she prefers the term “work-life integration,” with the goal of harmonizing employees’ […]