When it comes to work-life balance, I’m all for skewing it towards family. Even if I have to bring work on holiday and squeeze it in whenever there’s a time, I’ll do it.
But I also understand that there are situations, very sadly, where people who want to spend more time with their family are seen to be less “committed” to their work and to the cause of their respective companies. To these workmates and superiors of these people, I say to you, “you suck”.
There is a balance that can be struck, and as I see my son grow up before my eyes, I can tell you, I am happy I’m missing as little as possible of it. They grow up really quickly. Seriously quickly. Too quickly. I’m beginning to miss his baby-ness already.
This is why it is important to get as many people to take the Philips’ “+” project initiative survey – the more we know about attitudes, the easier it is for us to fix it.
The Philips + installation will be moving away from City Hall today, but you can still get free buttons from the new ones – there’s a choice of buttons you can pick to show what’s important to you.
More importantly, take the survey at http://bit.ly/sgpplus
Kai and I chose “Work Life Balance“. As far as he’s concerned (and he’s at the stage where he questions everything with a “why?”), it’s the only thing I need to take care of.