Everybody is talking about work-life balance. But you know
what? That is so 2014. We are 100% wired. The Internet has
enabled us to work from home, or from non-traditional
workplaces like a café or from the airport on the go - as
long as we have our laptops, tablets, smartphones and we
are online. It gave us freedom. And we are loving it. We
like to work wherever and whenever inspiration strikes
us. And if it happens at 10 pm and we don’t even stand up
till 3 am. But we won’t be happy (and useful) the next day
if we have to check in at 9 am at work. If we have to wait
for the plumber to fix our sink, well, we can still log in and
work from home. And this doesn’t mean that we don’t do
the job. It just requires a more project-based approach.
Flexibility is what we expect. So we have to forget about
work-life balance and talk about work-life blending instead.
Working hours and and private life are inseparable for us.
Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean team meetings at 3 am.
The employer and the employee have to look for ways to
enable work-life blending together. A 20-something has
different needs than an older person or a working mom.
is what we