Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Finding Balance

Regardless of where you live and your occupation, there is something we all have in common:   the need for more balance.  How do we balance work, family, civic and community responsibilities, ecclesiastical service, and – heaven forbid we forget – relaxation and enjoyment?

We don’t claim to have all the answers.  But we have resources that shed a little light on the issue.  One of those resources is, which takes an inside look at jobs and companies.  If you haven’t visited this website before, you might find it interesting.

Juggling life in the office and life at home is a trying task.  And during the recession (when employees were expected to work longer and harder), this juggle has become even harder.  At the end of the day, how do we ensure a healthy and balanced lifestyle?

Perhaps we should take a look at some companies who provide an attractive work-life balance.  True, the majority of us may not work at these companies, but we can identify some important stepping stones that can be implemented within our lifestyle.  So where can you find those companies that provide an attractive work-life balance? Here’s the list of the top 10, according to

               North Highland
               Agilent Technologies
               National Instruments
               United Space Alliance

If you’re looking for a little more stability between your work and home life, take a closer look at some of these companies, as well as others in your area.  In the end, balance is most important.  A healthy sense of balance can help everyone feel more satisfied at work, and at home.  Additionally, it can reduce high-stress and increase productivity and creativity.  So, check it out.  See if there are ways you can implement greater balance in your life.

What other organizations have you worked for that provided a good work-life balance?

Written by Craig Whyte

1 comment:

Online University said...

Work balance is important for many individuals but not all. People who chose competitive careers like ibanking, law or medicine tend to be more ok with long hours and expect it; it's a prerequisite for many of these type of jobs. However, for those who want more balance, Glassdoor can be a great resource as well as asking your friends what their work balance is like.