Striving for work-life balance is doomed to failure .

It’s not uncommon to encounter people these days who question the notion of work-life balance, but few go as far as consultant Matthew Kelly. 

He calls the introduction of the term one of the great corporate blunders of our time. While he concedes those introducing the term – and championing balance – had the best intentions, to deal with the mounting pressures surrounding personal and professional life, the impulse never had a chance because the chosen term was fatally flawed. 

“When companies started asking employees if they had work-life balance, they separated work from the rest of an employee’s life,” he writes in his new book, Off Balance: Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth. 
 

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