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Making it Work at Work: A Guide to Career Development and Fulfillment (Collection) by Alan Lurie, Kevin Elko, Edward G. Muzio, Deborah J. Fisher, Erv Thomas, Gregory Shea, Robert E. Gunther

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The Power of Three: Living with Balance

A person recently came into our office for an interview to fill a senior position. We were very impressed by his credentials, clear presentation, maturity, and personality, so we asked him to send a proposal outlining his employment requirements. A few days later, we received an email with his response. Included in his requirements, along with the usual list of salary, benefits, and other incentives, was a brief description of his request for a “work/life balance” in order to allow for time with family and community.

In retrospect, what was most surprising about this request was that it was not surprising. There is now a growing awareness in the business community that employees are more than mere ...

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