Does your job or business demand that you be accessible 24/7? In an era of ubiquitous cell phones, pagers, Blackberrys and WiFi internet access, it is easy to keep in touch with the office from anywhere. No doubt, many of you find that this is a mixed blessing at best.
While technology gives increased mobility and connectivity, it can also erode the boundary between your professional and personal life. That's why it is increasingly more important to set reasonable boundaries and stick to them. For most of us, whether we are CEO's or executives working for someone else, there is a constant pressure to visit another prospect, make more sales calls or get that report in early. It is not easy to draw a line and say things like "I am taking this weekend off, and will not return calls until Monday morning."
Though we all value hard work and realize putting in long hours sometimes comes with the territory, if you are unable to set reasonable limits on your job's time demands, you're risking a lot. When your health and/or family life begins to suffer, it is not only going to diminish your quality of life, it will also reduce your productivity on the job.
For additional information and guidance on this topic we have posted an article on our website entitled "Setting Work and Life Boundaries" for you to review.
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