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The Imbalanced Problem with Work/Life Balance
Balance…it requires an equal distribution of value between two or more subjects to maintain steady composure and equitable proportionality.Balance is used in the workplace to describe many components that are important to maintaining a successful business.Examples of this include finances, production, and time. However, one of the most popular applications of the word “balance” used by managers everywhere is the ideology of employees maintaining a good “work/life” balance in order to positively separate their personal lives from their work lives in an effort to improve the individual wellbeing of each employee on the payroll.Did you hear it? In our efforts to improve our work cultures as leaders, did we just try to convince our employees that their families, mental health, physical recovery from the work week, overall wellness, and enjoyment of their lives should be “balanced” with their work?Are we asking our people to value the job the same way they value their time with their children or taking the time to do the things that make them happy? Should those elements of life be equal and “balanced”?This toxic ideology manifests itself in trending phrases that are overused by managers every day in businesses everywhere, such as: our team is like a family.That is, needless to say, kind of weird.“Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management.