Getting work-life balance: Nigel Marsh
After being squeezed through a global recession, many Canadians have watched their workloads rise. Hours are longer, responsibilities are greater, and anyone who values their job will accept it.
If this sounds like you, try listening to Nigel Marsh’s Ted Talk on work-life balance. He warns us that we have to be responsible for setting and enforcing the boundaries that we want in our lives, because companies are inherently designed to get as much out of us as possible.
At Work & Family Foundation Canada, we like to give corporations a bit more credit – with a little guidance they are capable of becoming family-responsible, enabling their employees to live complete lives. The best companies have already headed this way and are finding that their bottom line benefits just as much as their employees’ satisfaction.
Still, if you don’t find yourself working for one of these enlightened companies, you might enjoy hearing Nigel Marsh.