A couple of years ago, I was asked to speak at a national convention about what organizations can do with their human resources policies to encourage work life balance. Back then, there seemed to be a strong commitment to work life balance on the part of employers than there is today. I suspect it has to do with the downturn in the economy and that virtually everyone who has a job has to do more with less. The workload doesn't seem to have lessened; just that there are fewer of us to carry the load at work than there used to be.
If you are feeling out of balance when considering your work life and your family life (and don't forget your personal life), then you may want to take time to visit with your employer about how to better strike the balance. Statistics show that employees and employers benefit when employees feel better balanced. So, armed with some good stats, check out these ideas for talking with your boss about how to get better at work life balance.
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