Originally posted on Career Strategies For Women:
I want to share a great article from the Harvard business review by Christine Riordan. She questions the idea of work-life balance in the traditional sense, which we usually think of in terms of separating work from life and then getting them into “balance.”
I like this article because it reiterates thoughts I’ve often shared: that work is a part of life, rather than something we need to think of as in contrast to life. I also like Riordan’s suggestion that what we think of as work-life balance might be better thought of as work-life effectiveness. I think it’s a useful term for reframing our thoughts around the issue.
In my experience as a professional, a manager, and now a career coach, I’ve seen time and time again that life does not stop when you arrive at work. You want your work to be a positive part of your life – allowing you look at your life in total, with a holistic view, and see it is flourishing in all areas.