Work Life “Blending”

Work Life “Blending”

At the Conference Board of Canada Innovation Summit this year one of the speakers during their lunch was Nitin Kawale, President of Cisco Canada.  He spoke about how Cisco was enabling a concept he called Work Life "Blending" and contrasted it with the age old challenge of work life balance by accepting that in a connected world "balance" is virtually impossible to attain.At the time I disagreed - maybe because I heard the voices of my parents and grandparents in my head as they "balanced" their work and life to enable the family experiences that I remember so fondly as I grew up.  But the more I have reflected on that brief talk the more I am realizing that Nitin is right - balance is unattainable today, but more importantly I'm not sure that balance was the right goal in the first place.(more…)...
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