You might have noticed it in your own workplace. Someone higher up the ladder introduces a new performance measure and immediately, everyone prioritizes that measure – often with unintended and at times bizarre consequences. A classic anecdote of this in action involves a nail factory in the former Soviet Union.
Ace software engineer John Holmes recently moved to Detroit, and he writes over at Hacker Fellows about how it has changed his outlook on routines, his career, and the dreaded Secretary of State office. “It has also helped me value the time I spend at home after work more.”
Defining work-life balance today is a complicated endeavor. The modern workforce is faced with a new set of rules, advanced technology, and a digital existence that is increasingly blurring the lines that define where work ends, and life begins. To look forward, let’s start at the beginning.
Purpose-driven companies have one thing in common, according to organizational consultant and thought leader Simon Sinek. “If you go to work in a purpose-driven organization, you are a happier person … and you will go home happier.” But what, exactly, is a purpose-driven company? Is it as simple as it sounds?