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#34 Managing the Tension Between Work and Home: Why You Risk Failure Attempting a 50/50 Balance or Work-Life Integration

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#34 Managing the Tension Between Work and Home: Why You Risk Failure Attempting a 50/50 Balance or Work-Life Integration

March 4, 2020

#34 Managing the Tension Between Work and Home: Why You Risk Failure Attempting a 50/50 Balance or Work-Life Integration

Is there anyone who is not trying to manage the tension between WORK and HOME? 

Do you feel the tension between focusing on your work and paying attention to what’s happening at home?   

We spend most of our waking time at work rather than home!  This tension between the two is NOT going away! 

We highly value both aspects of our lives, that’s why the tension can seem so daunting or challenging  

In today’s podcast we discuss the Work and Home Polarity.  This is a key polarity especially given the significant struggles with burnout that healthcare leaders and clinicians are experiencing today.  As a leader, if you want to make a difference and enjoy life this is an essential polarity to manage. 

Who you are is impacted by both work and home.  You don’t walk out the door and leave it all behind, you carry your experiences in both environments with you.   

Do you often feel like you are being forced to make a choice?  To choose between work and home? 

Maybe you feel the stress of trying to get to a 50/50 balance between work and home. Or you attempt work-life integration and try to collapse them into one entity to manage it better.   

Work and Home is a polarity.  It’s not an either/or choice.   A 50/50 balance and work-life integration won’t work.  To manage it well you must leverage the tension and energy between these two values.

Listen as we talk about what this WORK and HOME polarity looks like and how to leverage it.

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