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Balance Between Professionalism And Family


Posted Date: 12 Jun 2008      Posted By:: Ramkumar Profile photo    Member Level: Gold    Member Rank: 49     Points: 1   Responses: 36



Hi Dudes,

Let us start this weeks Discussion thread "Balance Between Professionalism And Family"

In this modern era, everyone is working like a machine, without considering their family, Even Many peoples working abroad cannot able to see their childrens. I found many case where the Childs mom will be introducing his/her Dad to the child.


Regards,
Ram...

regards,
Ramkumar.




Responses

#14520    Author: varun sharma      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 0     Date: 12/Jun/2008   Rating: Revenue Score: 0     Points: 0

Professionalism and family can be described as the two sides of the same coin as both are equally important in one's life. Our profession gives you an individual identity and financial security on the other hand family gives you an emotional security. Neglecting any one of these could result in distress in one's life. A balance has to be maintained between the two, which is very easy to say, but to do it in practical is very difficult. In today's hitech busy lifestyle one cannot find the time to spend with his family. In Bangalore we have seen that there is increase in the number of people going to psychologists to get counseling on how to handle the stress and tension. The people of today are more inclined towards their profession and hence they get very little time to spend with their family. They may lead a luxurious life but there is absence of peace of mind.

Varun Sharma


 
#14535    Author: prakash      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 0     Date: 12/Jun/2008   Rating: 1 out of 5     Points: 1

Most of the parents both of them are going to job and the childrens doesnt miss parents love

 
#14552    Author: Lenin      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 55     Date: 12/Jun/2008   Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5     Points: 3

A nice topic that is eligible to debate , from Ramkumar.
OK let me discuss.
As we know in this hurry burry world, everydody is lagging behind taking care of their family especially the children.What they are doing ?? the parents will leave the children in a cruch ?? and in evening they will get the child..
Next case they will leave the child to grow under the guardians grandpa, grandma like that and weekly once they will go to meet their children.Also they are feeling happy to talk with their children in mobile.only voice....
Solutions;
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1) why the husband and wife are sending away the old people , i mean their parents.Whay not they decide to live in a joint family..if they will live in a joint family, in evening they can see their children, in between the senior citizens will take care...

2) Also plan your weekly schedule what to do with the children ?
if something is getting late in office, try to get permission ahead to avoid last minute hurry burry..try to finish the work ahead...if not we will maintain a gap with family

3)More in a day we will bw with computer, instead of family:
More in a day we will be fingering in keyboard than to handle the children
More in a day we will be hogging the mouse, than to enjoy with family
More in a day we will be talking in moblie, than to express thoughts inside the family
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So friends first give importance to family than to work, even though work load is more try to have a schedule for a day.Dont let it be failed ...to avoid misunderstanding and all problems in the family

Finally be satisfied with what you have.

India News





 
#14588    Author: SajithkumarS      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 429     Date: 13/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

Professionalism is not all about being a workaholic. It is all about knowing your priorities and acting professionally both at the workplace and at home.You can be at office all day and yet do things that are necessary for your family and you can also be at home all day and do nothing for the family. People have debated this more often in the recent times as everybody has very little time with so many things piled up. A professional is person who know "How to say NO". It is important to develop the habit of saying no. For e.g. if your friend asks you if you can pick him up from the golf course and you find that your child also needs to be picked from school and you have some work in office, if you agree to what your friends request, yet try to complete your work in office get late to pick your friend and end up calling very late to tell your wife to pick your child that is not professionalism. In the other case, if you say sorry to your friend saying that you will be tied up with work and need to pick your child, your friend will surely understand and take the help of any other friend who is available.

Some questions we need to ask then is:
1 Are the tasks you work on during the day the ones with the highest priority?

2 Do you find yourself completing tasks at the last minute, or asking for extensions?
3 Do you set aside time for planning and scheduling?
4 Do you know how much time you are spending on the various jobs you do?
5 How often do you find yourself dealing with interruptions?
6 Do you use goal setting to decide what tasks and activities you should work on?

7 Do you leave contingency time in your schedule to deal with "the unexpected"?

8 Do you know whether the tasks you are working on are high, medium, or low value?

9 When you are given a new assignment, do you analyze it for importance and prioritize it accordingly?

10 Are you stressed about deadlines and commitments?
11 Do distractions often keep you from working on critical tasks?
12 Do you find you have to take work home, in order to get it done?
13 Do you prioritize your “To Do” list or Action Program?
14 Do you talk with your boss to prioritize the work you're doing?
15 Before you take on a task, do you check that the results will be worth the time put in?

If you find yourself in the higher end you are managing your professional as well as family life well.

Sajith


 
#14592    Author: Shanthi M      Member Level: Diamond      Member Rank: 135     Date: 13/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

Balance between professionalism and Family is to be maintained in every individual life, avoiding any of these would create uncertainty in a individual life, because both gives identification to an individual , it is like railway track , if one of the track is damaged means there will be every chance for train to be derailed, so as in life , professionalism & family plays same role.

If we concentrate only on professionalism we may get fame and money but we loose many sweetest moments in our life. First give importance to well wishers and family members. Next preference to friendship and next to money . And always remember that we must preserve something to share with friends.

Even though we reach to heights if we dont have any one to appreciate or to comment on our work or behaviour , it counts nothing.


Therefore professionalism and the family plays a vital role in ones life,so we can't avert any one of these.It (professionalism and the family) looks like two eyes of a man. we can't bear if any one gets lost.

To achieve our goals sometimes we need to sacrifice our family.Take for example the people in the army ,inorder to serve the country they have to stay away from their families. As it is mandatory.

Hence balance between the both depends on one's profession and their ability to maintain that.


 
#14685    Author: Ramkumar      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 49     Date: 13/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

Well said Shanthi,

There must be always balance in these two, we cant expect this in Professions like Army and Defense field, we cant expect this as it is related with patriotism which is more valued than Professionalism and family.

Regards,
Ram...

regards,
Ramkumar.


 
#14734    Author: Atul       Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 416     Date: 13/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

In my point of view,both professionalism and family are like two eyes.we cant leave any one of them.
We have to maintain both of them in proper way,otherwise that leads to mental torture.
We have to maintain profession for leading a happy and luxurious life and family for mental happiness and for support.

Regards.
Member ISC


 
#14801    Author: shikha      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 683     Date: 14/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

Professionalism and Family are related to each other, because someone becomes professional for his family ,

but they should not forget that they are doing for their family's happiness and what will be the profit of this type of professionalism in which they can't see the happiness of their family.


For Example-- If a person wants to make his family happy, then he becomes professional, so that he can give everything to his family, what they want.

but is he use this way , then he can't provide full happiness to his family, their happiness will be incomplete (both).

Because they will not be able to share thier happiness, and on the other hand many families are so happy in the bad condition also, and the reason is only this, that they are together.

So, as a conclusion I can say that professionalism is OK, but spending time with family is also very importnt to share happiness.


-Shikha

Shikha Chaudhary


 
#14888    Author: sasi kala      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 496     Date: 14/Jun/2008   Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5     Points: 3

According to me professionalism is a must for ever human being who are wish to achieve great in life.
If you take the students, they have to be a professionalist that they must work hard if they want to get university first or a state first.
This will be balanced between the family by sharing their happiness when they reach that goal.
so likewise,
If a family man is a professionalist it may be painful to his family but they have to understand that he is like that only for them.
From the other side,
If that person is living with his family he can spend the weekends with his family so that he ll be releaved from his stress and his family members are as well be happy ,so that both are balanced.

If he is in abroad and not staying with his family he may spend the full vacation with his family and children. Or he can take them with him to the place where he is.
My conclution is that professionalism is a must to keep not only the family happy but also the country happy.
If we take the father of our nation Mahatma Gandhiji if he was not professionalist in the freedom fights we could have not got the freedom . So being professionalism he not only made his family happy but also the country.
So ever person must show his/her professionalism in his own work to make not only the family happy but also the country....

Regards,
Sasikala,
Member of ISC


 
#14899    Author: S.Neyha      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 942     Date: 15/Jun/2008   Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5     Points: 3

If one does not strike a balance between his professional and family life then sucess in both the cases is not possible.Often childrens are victims to this.These days most both mother and father are working and hence childrens are left in the care of domestic help.In this case the childrens do not feel secure and are unable to have conversations with their parents.This would have an adverse impact on the childrens and they may tend to stray to wrong path.Though one's career is important compromising on one's family for that is unforgivable.If a person feel's tht he would never would be able to do justice to his family life then he should not get married at all.If one person acts indifferent towards his family then the whole family is affected.It is not acceptable to put the whole family in misery just because he want's to suceed in his profession.

 
#14921    Author: ashish      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 422     Date: 15/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

I think balance between professionalism and family is possible only if person does not get out of country, that would be possible if there will be enough opportunities and incentives available in our own country. As a result it would be beneficial for both nation and family.
Also living with family he/she should draw a line between work and hoe, that is nor office at home neither home at office.

Keep \m/ing
A TRUE ISCian


 
#14932    Author: Shanthi M      Member Level: Diamond      Member Rank: 135     Date: 15/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

If profession is +ve x-axis, family is -ve x-axis. Profession is the source of income and family(activities) is the route for expenditure. So the balance between income and expenditure is must. If there is a balance between income and expenditure, then the family will be happy and the profession will be success.

 
#15184    Author: syed      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 69     Date: 16/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

The way we percive the work is professionalism that should be from 9-5 if it's in a work place, apart from thet in our personal life also we can impart the same, vice versa the family and it's surroundings teaching us the best methods and tecniques which can be imparted to work place

“ Make them Feel that they have missed you, Make your Life in such a way that every one need’s to be With You – Saleem “


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#15267    Author: mohan      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 1614     Date: 16/Jun/2008   Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5     Points: 3

In my point of view,

As we all know that every coin has head and tail.
For every issue, there is good and bad.

Suppose let take a situation, where the husband is working in some abc company and he used t ocome at late nights and goes to office early.
At that times, he may not balance the personal life.

There might be the case where he can balance both ie., pofession and personal lifes.

If he do,He is perfect ,Complete man.

Mohan - Ambigram Designer


 
#15312    Author: Raghavan      Member Level: Bronze      Member Rank: 0     Date: 16/Jun/2008   Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5     Points: 3

The very word Professionalism emphasises that the person if he is professional can handle any issues/problems professionally whether it being in relation to family or his job or for that matter any situation he is in. This is aquired through his academic and personal experiences. This means a person has to find the middle way in all aspects of his life. There will be always imbalances which should be countered by finding ways and means of reducing the imbalance on either side. At times where family are important those should be taken care of, but ensure that the work does not get affected much due to your absence. Here the skill of delegation comes into play. A professional should prioitze his issues at hand and should find most feasible solution for each issues. It requires certain bit a Planning ahead, which will not necessarily solve the issue 100% but at least if 50-60 % of the problems in hand are solved it will help a long way. So, the methods employed at work will come in hand while handling situations at home.

 
#15421    Author: Riaz Mohammed      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 2551     Date: 16/Jun/2008   Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5     Points: 6

I agree to the FACT that Professionalism and Family are inevitable paths to ones aim of success in LIFE. One has to strive to his supreme potential is selecting the RIGHT Job and in turn conform to a better Family life. Many of them may say, LET FATE DECIDE MY PATH! NO, that is a Pitiful and Incompetent attitude.

Professionalism purely refers to

"A set of internalized character strengths and values directed toward high quality service to others through one’s work

Inner-strength

Sound judgment

Know-how

Business savvy

Mature responsibility

Problem solving perseverance

Ingenuity

and class"


Well I compare Professionalism and Family to the two LEGS of ours! If any of them would fail, that would be a major disaster. Well there may be various other alternatives, but will not be a better replacement. And virtually i would compare those alternatives to the FATE that we always complain on.

Professional aspect of life apart from financial and economic assurances, also plays a major role in constructive decision making and managerial abilities in all quotas of LIFE too! All decisions one makes may not be always constructive. A so called professional will not SUCCUMB to emotional barriers and professional skills not only ATTRACTS WEALTH, BUT HEALTH indeed.

Who is a FAMILY MAN? A man having a family and is the only source of economic and emotional support! No, I don't AGREE! He is one who is responsible for all his matters concerned with his family and will take all necessary actions in of hardships, crisis, eventualities and contrastive issues for his Famlily and in turn for the welfare of the society. A professional may tackle the problem with ease and grace. But it is not that kind of problem solver a famil wants, they need what a MAN, full of faith, love and distinctive behaviour who could stand up and say this is MY FAMILY and I AM THEIR MAN. The only thing above me is GOD!


Well, opinion may be contrastive and variable. But the ruling factor for a DUAL success will be the inexplicable LAW

"SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST"


 
#15548    Author: chaitali      Member Level: Bronze      Member Rank: 0     Date: 17/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

hiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Balance between professionalism and family
we can dothat but here is wide gap between profession and family
as we our genY want to do thing innovatively .they want every thing i.e work+fun+money every thing can be earned nothing is impossible.
GenY parents they are balancing all, not only they are taking care of their children but also they earning money for their future of children.It doesn't mean that parents of older times r not taking time but as india is developing children and parents both r understanding each other.

with the development of newer technologiesand each and everything we need money not only for fill our hunger but also for survival in the better society.

To have some identity in the society and also for our dignity.


 
#15551    Author: Kenny      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 2237     Date: 17/Jun/2008   Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5     Points: 6

Before getting into the discussion i would like to put up couple of questions.


What is professionalisam?

Does professionalisam mean that one should not consider his family and should always look at a computer screen?

I think it would be a great idea for all the people to ponder over the purpose of one's life.

It is a sad situatation when we see that people fail to live in a meaningful way that they could have.

Many of the times when beggers die, we find lots of money which they collected, bundled under their bed.

Same with the rich man, at the end, they have the money with them but no one to care for them.

If you observe the people you can understand, in the earlier people used to have a good family bond. People were content, older people die peacefully, younger ones helped each other an occation of celebration in a family was that of the whole village, same way a disaster in a family was mourned by the whole village. But they were not professionals.

You know the present condition, I do not want to dig the dirt.

Now, yes we can not survive without the professionalisam which we need to have at our work place. It may be difficult for us to turn to agriculture. So one should be extremily careful while choosing a career path as well as getting along with the job. We should be very careful, so that, our professional life should not eat away our family life.

Again, it does not mean that we should not work and support our family. So, it depends on the individual to draw that line between the family and the job. The more accurate that you are (in that drawing) more the merrier will be your life.


 
#15595    Author: sankar      Member Level: Bronze      Member Rank: 11680     Date: 17/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

it is a realy nice topic to discuss.ramkumar should be praised for this.it is quite true wat he said.it is realy bad to stay away from family member's.

 
#15626    Author: Nitin        Member Level: Diamond      Member Rank: 12     Date: 17/Jun/2008   Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5     Points: 6

Hi All,

First a great appreciation for Ramkumar for starting a good discussion Forum. Then hats off to all members you have provided their views, questions and suggestion and also difference between them.

In todays, world/environment everyone want to be on top. Let it be any profession or the kind of work a person does. The only target he has to achieve the top slot and then think about others.

This where professionalism come in place, people wishes are increasing day by day, the value for family is decreasing in same speed. It is like one is reaching to the top and other to bottom.

I would not say that no one should be professional or have professionalism towards his work and goal.. As every person has dream and need to fulfill it. In fulfilling the dream we are forgetting that we also one professional duty towards our family, which is going to stay with us whether we reach up or go down.

People need to differentiate their life between professionalism and family. I would not say these are two side of coin or but would say they on one side of the coin. A person needs to be professional and also be with family all the time.

He should always remember that his professionalism will always give a added advantage to his family. This is does not mean he needs to completely start dictatorship on the family. He should give the same respect to his family.

Though he is professional in all his work and reached the top, at the end of the day, he needs a family where he can spend some happy moments, share is thoughts, sorrow and happiness.

Thanks
Handling Question Paper Section


 
#15635    Author: Raghav      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 788     Date: 17/Jun/2008   Rating: Revenue Score: 0     Points: 0

Professionalism as well as family both is very essential for an individual. One needs to be financially in a good position to achieve any thing, which also needs the good support from his/her family.

When it comes to maintaining a balance between the both I think its not possible in all the cases. It is easy to say but very difficult to do in practice. And To achieve our goals sometimes we need to sacrifice our family. Take for example the people in the army, in order to sever the country they have to stay away from their families. As it is mandatory. Hence balance between the both depends on ones profession and their ability to maintain that.


And here are some practical tips for a working woman to balance between CAreer and Family because women are most suffered people because she has the responsibility of taking care of her family as well as work. Please find some tips for a working woman below:

It is possible to have both your career and spend time with your kids, if you manage to organize and balance your time.

1. The most basic thing to do is to set aside time for both your family and your career. Plan ahead your visits to the zoo, or your games of monopoly, and make it clear to your workplace that these times are not to be touched - your kids are more important that those petty issues at work.

2. When you are spending quality time with your kids, it is important that you don't allow your work to creep in. For example, don't bring home your work unless you really need to (i.e. your deadline is 6 am the next day, which also means you need to stop procrastinating), or if you have to, wait until the kids are asleep to do it.

3. Set aside time for your work, and stick to it religiously. Make sure that your workplace understands that you are a mother, and you have your needs, but at the same time show your dedication to your work by doing what you have to do effectively at work. Plan for project time, and even overtime when the need arises.

4. Explain to your kids that you need to spend some time away to do your job, because the people at your company needs you, and that you will make it up to them with extra ice-cream during the weekend (make sure you keep that promise though). Planning well prevents broken hearts resulting from those last minute recalls to the office from home, stopping you from going to see your son's big baseball game, or your daughter's debut performance on stage.

5. However, sometimes, no matter how you plan, you cannot squeeze everything in, or worse, you might burn yourself out by spending too much energy trying to balance work and kids. If you can afford it, hiring someone to do the laundry, cook and do the groceries can be a very worthwhile investment. It frees you up to spend more time with your kids, and you can come home slightly later knowing that dinner will still be ready even without your supervision. Hire somebody you feel you can trust, or even better, hire your own spouse.

6. Balancing your work and family life not only makes your children happier; it makes your life easier, and postpones that appointment with your doctor about the treatment for hypertension. Don't miss that chance to watch and grow up with your kids - when you look back you'll realize how much of yourself you've put in your kids, and feel that pride swelling up in you as you think back on how you were that supermom.

I hope these tips will be helpful to the working women members of ISC.

Raghav


 
#15639    Author: michael benson babu      Member Level: Bronze      Member Rank: 7415     Date: 17/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

The given topic is comparitively a difficult one,but relevant."Balance between Professionalism and Family".
In this modern world,mankind is not so concerned about their families.Now a days all are busy with their profession.They are not realising their enjoyment in their life.But many are there,even in their busy profession they are well concerned about their family needs,childrens,etc.
Profession is very important in this new world.A man without any profession has no value.But in our real life family has much more important than profession.So we should be caring our family too i this modern world.
"Enjoy with our family by doing our profession"


 
#15680    Author: shalat      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 2690     Date: 18/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

"BALANCE BETWEEN PROFESSIONALISM AND FAMILY"THE APT TOPIC FOR TO DAYS WORLD
SINCE WORLD HAS BECOME SO MONEY MINDED ,INSTANT AND FAST MOVING WE AT TIMES FOR GET OUR FAMILY WITH OUR MINDS SET ON OUR OWN PROFESSION.THIS IS THE EXISTING STATE ,WHERE YOU CAN SEE THESE DAYS CHILDREN COMMING BACK HOME FROM SCHOOL THEN PLAYS ALONE AND GOES TO BED ALL ALONE BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS ARE OUT WORKING FOR THEM ,THERE MUST BE A BALANCE BETWEEN YOUR FAMILY LIFE AND PROFESSION
ONE MUST KEEP THEIR OFFICE WORK AT OFFICE AND ALLOTE TIME TO SPEND WITH THERE FAMILY,AT THE END OF THE DAY PARENTS WORK FOR THERE FAMILY AND KIDS ,WHATS THE FUN WHEN YOU EARN THE WHOLE WORLD AND SPEND A LOT OF MONEY FOR YOUR WIFE AND KID ,WHEN YOU CANT SPEND TIME AND BALANCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL AND FAMILY LIFE
THIS IS COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME
SO FOR A HAPPY LIFE PROFESSION LIFE SHOULD AND MUST HAVE A BALANCE WITH YOUR FAMILY LIFE


 
#15756    Author: sugapriya      Member Level: Bronze      Member Rank: 0     Date: 18/Jun/2008   Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5     Points: 3

Hi Friends,

Really this is very interesting topic,professionals are becoming workaholic nowadays,spending only little time with their family,in most of the cases both the husband and wife are working,they not even have the time to see each other,especially in Business process outsourcing industry compulsory 9hours work and also lots of stress happens due to work pressure,so involvement in family and participating in family functions are becoming a dream of them nowadays.Mostly these problems can be solved only by the companies,means corporate should treat them as a Human Being,not as a machine.
Example
>Conducting Monthly Tours
>Celebrating Family Day once in a year(allowing family members to see their work place)
>Conducting Programs like Quiz,Music,Games once in a month for family members
>Providing Gifts once in quarter
>Relocating them close to their natives

Most of the family problems can be solved by these practice in each and every concern


 
#15864    Author: Raj Malik      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 759     Date: 18/Jun/2008   Rating: Revenue Score: 0     Points: 0

Balance between professionalism and family is a delicate issue that has been plaguing indians these days..If you want to have a professional mindset then you have to devote your time to the company .But, family is of importance as well. So, the juggling act of balancing both these things is very important as you have to come to terms with reality and manage time to satisfy both. Its difficult as your child and family needs time and energy to give the warmth and affection that it is of significance as well.

In my opinion balance between professionalism and family is one of the vital ingredient in today's world that further contribute to the Happiness recipe of one's life......both family and profession are important for the survival of an individual. .. as profession paves a way for earning the livelihood , contributing towards fulfilling the basic necessities of life........and further provides us a platform wherein one can fulfill one’s fantasies and dreams....and further family provides us the moral and emotional support which is very much needed to be successful in professional world ..a good family back further initiates the continuous flow of energy and support which further paves for successful professional life. … as one can’t concentrate on work if there are tension's at home then one can't concentrate on work ...so a clear-cut and rich balance is needed to be successful in life.......


............one can't with do by leaving any one of the two so the balance need to be maintained.............


Balance between professionalism and Family is to be maintained in every individual life, avoiding any of these would create uncertainty in a individual life, because both gives identification to an individual, it is like railway track, if one of the track is damaged means there will be every chance for train to be derailed, so as in life, professionalism & family plays same role.

Remember that : we r the river held by proffesionalism and family which r the two banks ofriver that should not meet

Our profession gives you an individual identity and financial security on the other hand family gives you an emotional security.. A balance has to be maintained between the two, which is very easy to say, but to do it in practical is very difficult. Family gives mental strength to a person and the professionalism gives a man financial strength, and high status (luxurious) lifestyle in society. But if a man has all things but he didn't have any peace or calmness through out his life means it is utter waste of earning the money alone. Therefore professionalism and the family play a vital role in ones life, so we can't avert any one of these. It (professionalism and the family) looks like two eyes of a man. We can’t bear if any one gets lost.


What i think is balance between professionalism and family can be done only by most eminent person. Because if we think that we need money to propagate in this world,then we have to concentrate more on our profession.As in our country,mostly middle class occupies,so if we are fully interested in our profession and if we are good enough to hold both professionin an efficient way then it is better else we should concentrate on anyone and make our life bright.


If profession is +ve x-axis family is -ve x-axis. Profession is the source of income and family(activities) is the route for expenditure. so income and expenditure can never be same
If profession=x
family=-x
AND X IS NEVER EQUAL TO -X


FROM ONES EYE

It's time for members of our generation who don't want to run in the rat race, whatever the reason, to become role models ourselves. It's time for us to redefine what work-life balance means to us, to own and make our choices about work life and home life so that we can get and give our best efforts at both.


Balance between work and home inspires, fulfills, and rejuvenates us for time devoted to the other. The question is: Will my profession find its balance along with me?



AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT"S HAPPENING EXACTLY IN THE WORLD AND THAT THERE IS AN URGENT NEED FOR MAINTAINING THE BALANCE BETWEEN THE TWO SCALES.

Major business empires have all seen bifurcation or smaller fragmentations of their empire. Are the days of family run businesses in India numbered?

Just a few months ago India watched one of its richest and oldest business families get embroiled in a bitter feud over inheritance after one of its members, the late Priyamvada Birla left her $1.1 billion worth of assets to her auditor Rajendra Lodha.

While the entire Birla family did get together to fight an 'outsider', the fact remains that the family itself today has divided its original empire with each of the Birlas carving out their own separate fiefdom.

Similarly, though Mukesh Ambani on Monday said in a statement that he was quoted out of context on the "ownership issue", the matter has evoked much curiosity. And even the world's richest Indian, Lakshmi Mittal could probably have had an even bigger empire, had his two brothers not left the family business to start firms which ironically now compete with each other in the market.

So are the days of the majestic family empires -- something which India was always well-known for -- counting its last days?

Vadodara-based Industrialist Tejal Amin says, "All family run businesses ought to be competitive in order to survive. Hence they bring in professionals if need be. But there are lots of Indian families who now have foreign-educated MBAs in their families itself and they are getting the right exposure and training. Actually a lot depends on the company philosophy and the direction in which it wants to grow."

Agrees hotelier Piyush Shah. For someone who has witnessed tough situations in his own family run business, Shah believes it's important for businesses now to strike a balance between professionalism and family bonding since neither can be sacrificed for the other. "Elders should define roles and rewards of individuals in the family and they should be fair. Secondly, it's necessary that family rules are defined from the beginning and succession orders are documented properly," he says.

"Demarcation of succession is essential at least three years before the founder of the company decides to withdraw from company operations," says Ahmedabad-based real estate developer Pavan Bakeri, whose firm is known to be one of the most successful family run companies in the city. "Family businesses have an advantage, in that decisions usually benefit shareholders and don't harm the image of the company. But it's ultimately the right blend of family ties and professionalism that counts," he says.

But are people who run family businesses, open to the idea of inducting 'outsiders' in key management posts? Businessman Pinakin Shah says, "It's a sensitive issue. Not everyone in a family is equipped to run the business, so professional help can't be ignored. But clear-cut lines need to be drawn, marking the extent to which their involvement will be sought." The fact that family businesses are run on mutual trust still form the basis of plenty of our corporates. "If family members repose confidence in each-other, then they can get the best of professional help too. It all depends on how people go about it," says entrepreneur Dinesh Patel.



BUT ALL SUCH CASES APART WE CAN STILL COME OUT OF IT!!!!!

Here I Suggest you some ways!!!



1) Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day:
Take your kids out for a day.

2) Playing Office with the Kids:

If you have a home office, you know about the need for a distraction-free environment. Your kids deserve one as well for homework and other important activities. Learn from guest contributor Greg Keer how to set up a home office for your kids.

3) Recovering from Workaholism:
Do you find yourself more and more committed to work and less and less to family? Then you may be experiencing the psychological addiction known as workaholism. Find out about the challenges of being a workaholic and how to get out of the rut and regain balance in your busy life.

4) Behaving Yourself at the Office Party:
Invited to the office parry this year? Partying with coworkers and clients is not partying; it is still a business function. How you behave in these settings communicates much about your professionalism. How can you make the right impression at a holiday office party?

5) Staying Healthy On The Road:
If your position sends you traveling, it can be hard to maintain a consistent exercise and eating program. Seasoned business travelers share advice for staying healthy while away on business.

6) Simplifying Your Life:
Recently, a friend and his wife undertook a major project to simplify their lives. And they are happier as a result. If you are feeling a need to simplify your life and better align your activities with your values, now is the time to start. Find ways to undertake a simplification project and tips for making it successful.

7) Saying No to the Unimportant:
One of the greatest challenges a dad faces is learning to say yes to the truly important things in life and to say no to the demands which are of lesser priority. Learn now to set priorities and boundaries with your time and attention.

8) Understand:
Statistics, studies and your own gut feel tell you that family should come first. But what happens when a dad lets other things take priority? And how can you keep family first and still balance the other competing demands in your life.

9) Pacing: The Key to Comfortable Living and Working
At the end of a long week, do you have enough energy to do more than run the remote? Explore these tips for managing the pace of your work and life, and find more than exhaustion on Friday night.

10) Family Friendly Workplaces for Fathers :
Committed fathers often try to find employment in a workplace that is family friendly. What makes an employer “family-friendly” and what should you look for in an employer when you are a dad who puts family first?

11) How To Stay in Touch on the Road:
Staying in touch with the children while you are on the road can be a real challenge. Find out ways to keep close to your kids as a road warrior.

12) Keeping the Balance:
How to keep the balance between work and family. Written from a working mom's perspective, the article includes useful insights for fathers as well.

12) Unlocking Your Personal and Professional Potential:
Learn more about personal coaches and the role they play in helping fathers learn to better balance work and life.



THANKYOU !!!
I wish I have helped you solve this problem of maintaing the balance.


 
#15865    Author: Raj Malik      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 759     Date: 18/Jun/2008   Rating: Revenue Score: 0     Points: 0

Balance between professionalism and family is a delicate issue that has been plaguing indians these days..If you want to have a professional mindset then you have to devote your time to the company .But, family is of importance as well. So, the juggling act of balancing both these things is very important as you have to come to terms with reality and manage time to satisfy both. Its difficult as your child and family needs time and energy to give the warmth and affection that it is of significance as well.

In my opinion balance between professionalism and family is one of the vital ingredient in today's world that further contribute to the Happiness recipe of one's life......both family and profession are important for the survival of an individual. .. as profession paves a way for earning the livelihood , contributing towards fulfilling the basic necessities of life........and further provides us a platform wherein one can fulfill one’s fantasies and dreams....and further family provides us the moral and emotional support which is very much needed to be successful in professional world ..a good family back further initiates the continuous flow of energy and support which further paves for successful professional life. … as one can’t concentrate on work if there are tension's at home then one can't concentrate on work ...so a clear-cut and rich balance is needed to be successful in life.......


............one can't with do by leaving any one of the two so the balance need to be maintained.............


Balance between professionalism and Family is to be maintained in every individual life, avoiding any of these would create uncertainty in a individual life, because both gives identification to an individual, it is like railway track, if one of the track is damaged means there will be every chance for train to be derailed, so as in life, professionalism & family plays same role.

Remember that : we r the river held by proffesionalism and family which r the two banks ofriver that should not meet

Our profession gives you an individual identity and financial security on the other hand family gives you an emotional security.. A balance has to be maintained between the two, which is very easy to say, but to do it in practical is very difficult. Family gives mental strength to a person and the professionalism gives a man financial strength, and high status (luxurious) lifestyle in society. But if a man has all things but he didn't have any peace or calmness through out his life means it is utter waste of earning the money alone. Therefore professionalism and the family play a vital role in ones life, so we can't avert any one of these. It (professionalism and the family) looks like two eyes of a man. We can’t bear if any one gets lost.


 
#15866    Author: Raj Malik      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 759     Date: 18/Jun/2008   Rating: Revenue Score: 0     Points: 0

We can solve this problem and maintain the balance by:

BUT ALL SUCH CASES APART WE CAN STILL COME OUT OF IT!!!!!

Here I Suggest you some ways!!!



1) Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day:
Take your kids out for a day.

2) Playing Office with the Kids:

If you have a home office, you know about the need for a distraction-free environment. Your kids deserve one as well for homework and other important activities. Learn from guest contributor Greg Keer how to set up a home office for your kids.

3) Recovering from Workaholism:
Do you find yourself more and more committed to work and less and less to family? Then you may be experiencing the psychological addiction known as workaholism. Find out about the challenges of being a workaholic and how to get out of the rut and regain balance in your busy life.

4) Behaving Yourself at the Office Party:
Invited to the office parry this year? Partying with coworkers and clients is not partying; it is still a business function. How you behave in these settings communicates much about your professionalism. How can you make the right impression at a holiday office party?

5) Staying Healthy On The Road:
If your position sends you traveling, it can be hard to maintain a consistent exercise and eating program. Seasoned business travelers share advice for staying healthy while away on business.

6) Simplifying Your Life:
Recently, a friend and his wife undertook a major project to simplify their lives. And they are happier as a result. If you are feeling a need to simplify your life and better align your activities with your values, now is the time to start. Find ways to undertake a simplification project and tips for making it successful.

7) Saying No to the Unimportant:
One of the greatest challenges a dad faces is learning to say yes to the truly important things in life and to say no to the demands which are of lesser priority. Learn now to set priorities and boundaries with your time and attention.

8) Understand:
Statistics, studies and your own gut feel tell you that family should come first. But what happens when a dad lets other things take priority? And how can you keep family first and still balance the other competing demands in your life.

9) Pacing: The Key to Comfortable Living and Working
At the end of a long week, do you have enough energy to do more than run the remote? Explore these tips for managing the pace of your work and life, and find more than exhaustion on Friday night.

10) Family Friendly Workplaces for Fathers :
Committed fathers often try to find employment in a workplace that is family friendly. What makes an employer “family-friendly” and what should you look for in an employer when you are a dad who puts family first?

11) How To Stay in Touch on the Road:
Staying in touch with the children while you are on the road can be a real challenge. Find out ways to keep close to your kids as a road warrior.

12) Keeping the Balance:
How to keep the balance between work and family. Written from a working mom's perspective, the article includes useful insights for fathers as well.

12) Unlocking Your Personal and Professional Potential:
Learn more about personal coaches and the role they play in helping fathers learn to better balance work and life.



THANKYOU !!!
I wish I have helped you solve this problem of maintaing the balance.


 
#15867    Author: Raj Malik      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 759     Date: 18/Jun/2008   Rating: Revenue Score: 0     Points: 0

BUT ALL SUCH CASES APART WE CAN STILL COME OUT OF IT!!!!!

Here I Suggest you some ways!!!



1) Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day:
Take your kids out for a day.

2) Playing Office with the Kids:

If you have a home office, you know about the need for a distraction-free environment. Your kids deserve one as well for homework and other important activities. Learn from guest contributor Greg Keer how to set up a home office for your kids.

3) Recovering from Workaholism:
Do you find yourself more and more committed to work and less and less to family? Then you may be experiencing the psychological addiction known as workaholism. Find out about the challenges of being a workaholic and how to get out of the rut and regain balance in your busy life.

4) Behaving Yourself at the Office Party:
Invited to the office parry this year? Partying with coworkers and clients is not partying; it is still a business function. How you behave in these settings communicates much about your professionalism. How can you make the right impression at a holiday office party?

5) Staying Healthy On The Road:
If your position sends you traveling, it can be hard to maintain a consistent exercise and eating program. Seasoned business travelers share advice for staying healthy while away on business.

6) Simplifying Your Life:
Recently, a friend and his wife undertook a major project to simplify their lives. And they are happier as a result. If you are feeling a need to simplify your life and better align your activities with your values, now is the time to start. Find ways to undertake a simplification project and tips for making it successful.

7) Saying No to the Unimportant:
One of the greatest challenges a dad faces is learning to say yes to the truly important things in life and to say no to the demands which are of lesser priority. Learn now to set priorities and boundaries with your time and attention.

8) Understand:
Statistics, studies and your own gut feel tell you that family should come first. But what happens when a dad lets other things take priority? And how can you keep family first and still balance the other competing demands in your life.

9) Pacing: The Key to Comfortable Living and Working
At the end of a long week, do you have enough energy to do more than run the remote? Explore these tips for managing the pace of your work and life, and find more than exhaustion on Friday night.

10) Family Friendly Workplaces for Fathers :
Committed fathers often try to find employment in a workplace that is family friendly. What makes an employer “family-friendly” and what should you look for in an employer when you are a dad who puts family first?

11) How To Stay in Touch on the Road:
Staying in touch with the children while you are on the road can be a real challenge. Find out ways to keep close to your kids as a road warrior.

12) Keeping the Balance:
How to keep the balance between work and family. Written from a working mom's perspective, the article includes useful insights for fathers as well.

12) Unlocking Your Personal and Professional Potential:
Learn more about personal coaches and the role they play in helping fathers learn to better balance work and life.



THANKYOU !!!
I wish I have helped you solve this problem of maintaing the balance.


 
#15868    Author: Raj Malik      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 759     Date: 18/Jun/2008   Rating: Revenue Score: 0     Points: 0

AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT"S HAPPENING EXACTLY IN THE WORLD AND THAT THERE IS AN URGENT NEED FOR MAINTAINING THE BALANCE BETWEEN THE TWO SCALES.

Major business empires have all seen bifurcation or smaller fragmentations of their empire. Are the days of family run businesses in India numbered?

Just a few months ago India watched one of its richest and oldest business families get embroiled in a bitter feud over inheritance after one of its members, the late Priyamvada Birla left her $1.1 billion worth of assets to her auditor Rajendra Lodha.

While the entire Birla family did get together to fight an 'outsider', the fact remains that the family itself today has divided its original empire with each of the Birlas carving out their own separate fiefdom.

Similarly, though Mukesh Ambani on Monday said in a statement that he was quoted out of context on the "ownership issue", the matter has evoked much curiosity. And even the world's richest Indian, Lakshmi Mittal could probably have had an even bigger empire, had his two brothers not left the family business to start firms which ironically now compete with each other in the market.

So are the days of the majestic family empires -- something which India was always well-known for -- counting its last days?

Vadodara-based Industrialist Tejal Amin says, "All family run businesses ought to be competitive in order to survive. Hence they bring in professionals if need be. But there are lots of Indian families who now have foreign-educated MBAs in their families itself and they are getting the right exposure and training. Actually a lot depends on the company philosophy and the direction in which it wants to grow."

Agrees hotelier Piyush Shah. For someone who has witnessed tough situations in his own family run business, Shah believes it's important for businesses now to strike a balance between professionalism and family bonding since neither can be sacrificed for the other. "Elders should define roles and rewards of individuals in the family and they should be fair. Secondly, it's necessary that family rules are defined from the beginning and succession orders are documented properly," he says.

"Demarcation of succession is essential at least three years before the founder of the company decides to withdraw from company operations," says Ahmedabad-based real estate developer Pavan Bakeri, whose firm is known to be one of the most successful family run companies in the city. "Family businesses have an advantage, in that decisions usually benefit shareholders and don't harm the image of the company. But it's ultimately the right blend of family ties and professionalism that counts," he says.

But are people who run family businesses, open to the idea of inducting 'outsiders' in key management posts? Businessman Pinakin Shah says, "It's a sensitive issue. Not everyone in a family is equipped to run the business, so professional help can't be ignored. But clear-cut lines need to be drawn, marking the extent to which their involvement will be sought." The fact that family businesses are run on mutual trust still form the basis of plenty of our corporates. "If family members repose confidence in each-other, then they can get the best of professional help too. It all depends on how people go about it," says entrepreneur Dinesh Patel.


 
#15896    Author: syed      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 69     Date: 19/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

Mr.triple h, what hapeened, any way you are a good critique

“ Make them Feel that they have missed you, Make your Life in such a way that every one need’s to be With You – Saleem “


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#15948    Author: chanti      Member Level: Bronze      Member Rank: 0     Date: 19/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

professionalism is important but not as much as relations.It is not fair going abroad for jobs by leaving relationships.

 
#16029    Author: ABHISHEK KUMAR      Member Level: Bronze      Member Rank: 8199     Date: 19/Jun/2008   Rating: Revenue Score: 0     Points: 0

Balance between professionalism and Family is to be maintained in every individual life, avoiding any of these would create uncertainty in a individual life, because both gives identification to an individual, it is like railway track, if one of the track is damaged means there will be every chance for train to be derailed, so as in life, professionalism & family plays same role. Professionalism and family can be described as the two sides of the same coin as both are equally important in one's life. Our profession gives you an individual identity and financial security on the other hand family gives you an emotional security. Neglecting any one of these could result in distress in one's life. A balance has to be maintained between the two, which is very easy to say, but to do it in practical is very difficult. In today's hitech busy lifestyle one cannot find the time to spend with his family. In Bangalore we have seen that there is increase in the number of people going to psychologists to get counseling on how to handle the stress and tension. The people of today are more inclined towards their profession and hence they get very little time to spend with their family. They may lead a luxurious life but there is absence of peace of mind. Family gives mental strength to a person and the professionalism gives a man financial strength, and high status (luxurious) lifestyle in society. But if a man has all things but he didn't have any peace or calmness through out his life means it is utter waste of earning the money alone. Therefore professionalism and the family play a vital role in ones life, so we can't avert any one of these. It (professionalism and the family) looks like two eyes of a man. We can’t bear if any one gets lost.

 
#16035    Author: Ramkumar      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 49     Date: 19/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

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#16048    Author: Bharath Sudar       Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 66     Date: 19/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

Congrats riaz

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Bharath Sudar


 
#16049    Author: Shanthi M      Member Level: Diamond      Member Rank: 135     Date: 19/Jun/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

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