Achieving healthy work-life balance is critical

Achieving healthy work-life balance is critical
During this pandemic, we have to be cautious, that while work is a priority and there is no compromise on performance and productivity, our personal, mental and physical well-being also gets the due, it deserves.

Is work life balance still deemed as a misnomer in the culture of productivity or pandemic has changed this thought process?

AL Making a living and living life, are totally different and that’s why there needs to be a healthy balance between the two. Yet, for the longest time, work life balance has been presumed, as an excuse for less work and more life. Presentism has been confused with productivity and cultures steadfastly reinforced the archetypal view that the best employees are those who are available 24×7, 365 days a year.

A December 2019 study found that majority of employees do not want to avail their leaves as not being visible at work could label them as non-performers. Another study found that being away from workplace for consecutive days triggers anxiety in individuals – anxiety of having missed out something critical while away. Needless to say, these are not outcomes of formal systems at work but are perceptions...

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Anupreeta Lall

is the founder of Intellsearch, a boutique search firm in existence since 2010. She is a HR professional with about 29 years of experience, having spent a decade in HR with diverse MNCs, before transitioning into Executive Search.

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Anupreeta Lall

is the founder of Intellsearch, a boutique search firm in existence since 2010. She is a HR professional with about 29 years of experience, having spent a decade in HR with diverse MNCs, before transitioning into Executive Search.

July 2022 Issue

Building Better Work Culture -July 2022

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