Is work life balance still feasible?In the professional world, we might have heard a lot about work-life balance which means balancing work life in the office with family life. Many big companies are also promoting this to reduce employee stress.
But question is that in this era of inflation, materialism, unemployment and cut-throat competition in the professional world, is work-life balance really possible without impacting professional growth? Work-life balance may seem very pleasant to hear but when it comes to reality and unless there is an extreme urgency, work priorities always take the upper hand on family priorities. A person may think that he or she will dedicatedly spend 8 to 9 hours in the office and then spend the remaining time with family and some people even do it. But nowadays people need to work more and more to give good performance and get promotions and salary hikes which in turn help their family to have a secure future and good life. To add to that person also needs to invest time other than their working hours to upgrade themselves on new areas and technologies because this is the need of the hour in this competitive age. All these things will ultimately benefit the family as they will get a comfortable life without any financial trouble.
On the other hand, few people who think family life is equally important may not spend extra working hours in the office and take out time to upgrade themselves. Though they are gaining family time and are able to do things like sharing responsibility with spouse and helping kids in studies, they may lose out in professional and financial growth.
In this age where earning money has become so important to live a comfortable life where should we draw the line between work life and family life? Is work-life balance slowly losing its significance?