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

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The reality or myth of work-life balance

In the 70s, the term that was used to typify those who failed to achieve work-life balance was burn out. As reflected in the huge outcry and debate caused by academic-turned-high-level-government-official-turned-back-to-academic, Anne-Marie Slaughter's lengthy magazine piece in The Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," published in July 2012, having it all—which is really what we're calling work-life balance in this part of the workshop—is especially challenging for women. But as men increasingly take on the dual role of worker and engaged and involved parent, not just economic provider, more men are also wondering how to achieve work-life balance, without sacrificing their career.

Slaughter conveys ...

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