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