The concept of work being in one room and the rest of your life being held in another is great. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to shut the doors to one or the other, leaving them completely unattended?
The concept of work being in one room and the rest of your life being held in another is great. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to shut the doors to one or the other, leaving them completely unattended? In today’s reality, I can’t seem to make that happen.
I have adopted my own mantra, “It’s not work, life balance… it’s just life!”.
In this modern era, with both the workplace needing more out of people and employees struggling to guard their personal space, isn’t it time that we all give ourselves permission to mix the two?
Think about it. Technology is perfectly set up for most of us to work from almost anywhere in the world (at least for a short time). If we could all add in a more flexible mindset to the management and structure of the workplace, we could have it all! With many office-based jobs, if things were set up properly, you could be enjoying your free time and add in a quick work break. Or vice-versa: adding a quick life break into the middle of your work day. I’m not talking about getting an hour off to take the kids to the dentist.
Imagine removing the time frame and location that we call “work”. Imagine making every minute in the day count towards improving your life or your job. It’s an easy thing for a high-performing individual to ask their management to support if it’s not something that your company has already considered. The key to making this work is the ability to stay on-track and in-sync with organization goals and objectives. We’ve created systems at EXP that reinforce my trust that everyone on the team is carrying their weight. The result is a leaner operation that allows folks to live their lives, while achieving (and crushing) our goals.
At EXP Events, we focus on hiring people that have personal “passion projects” they are involved in outside of work. So far it’s been everything from humanitarian and civil rights causes to artistic side hustles that our team supports. This often means that we have to be willing to give our employees the time and resources to do things that they love, that are not work related. In turn, that makes work one of the things they are passionate about.
Allowing for that freedom has created a great environment for all of us to both live and work in. It has also fostered new skills and experiences that our employees have brought back into our organization to make it stronger. This has had a HUGE impact in the creativity and “out-of-the-box” thinking that is required of our team.
It’s 2020, time to level up!