A Lifetime of Work
If you’re finding it challenging to juggle the demands of your job and life outside of work, you’re not alone. According to recent statistics from Ernst & Young, nearly 50% of managers said they work more than 40 hours a week, and four in 10 said the hours they put on the clock have increased in the last five years, suggesting the traditional 40-hour work week is becoming obsolete.
In a world where more and more people find themselves working in roles that could be considered always ‘on the job’ these findings come as no surprise. There is no longer a clear distinction between work and play, and mobile devices have helped bridge the gap between the working day and evenings and weekends.
Having a distinct, predictable boundary between work and life is affecting the decisions of millennials life choices too. A new survey from Workplace Trends found that 91% of millennials said they were interested in leadership roles, but the biggest identified reservation was a concern about work-life balance.
So isn’t it time we all take a look at how to address this work-life balance? After all, there are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. The key is to work smarter – not harder. Managing time isn’t about squeezing in as many tasks into the day as possible, it’s about simplifying how you work to give you more time in your life to do the things you love outside of work- and the infographic below aims to help you do that.