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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Why having a work-life balance is so important

Here are some of the reasons that work-life balance matters:

  • An out of balance life is unproductive.
  • In previous chapters/modules, we have addressed that doing the death march of working around the clock for 16 hours and failing to take weekends off, is counterproductive and even unhealthy.
  • Work and personal relationships require time and that means you need to have a balance.
  • If you are overemphasizing work in your life, and failing to make the time for your business or personal relationships, you will fail to have a work-life balance, which will lead to a decrease in productivity, especially your long-term productivity.
  • Providing a work environment where a work-life balance is possible may be a factor ...

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