Work to Live.
Live to Work.
Which statement is true for you?
When I was in my 20s I lived in Australia, the reason that I worked was to enable my adventures outside of work. This attitude was shared commonly amongst my co-workers. The would declare with pride, that in Australia we work to live, comparing it with their view of the American working culture which they saw as living to work.
Now, a little older and living in America, I see that to live my life fully I have work to do and people to serve. So have I changed my own belief? Yep, I now fully embrace both these statements!
We believe that engaging life at work is both key to a successful organization and a successful life. Is there a better question to ask that how to achieve work-life balance. We think so! You can see Kilton, myself and some of our 1871 co-workers share of our perspectives on work-life balance in this video:
Thank you to Melanie at Chicago Made for inviting us to share our views. You can see her Chicago Made article here.