Productivity isn’t necessarily determined by the number of hours you work, but rather what you do with your time. Level Five leaders are experts at time management. That’s how they find time to balance the personal and professional. By being able to “create time” through good time management, they can support their families and friends, exercise so they can stay in shape, pursue hobbies, enjoy vacations, support their communities, and still grow their business.
Organizations with workaholic cultures, where it’s almost a badge of honor to be at your desk at 9 p.m. every night, will eventually lose very talented people who can’t sustain a work/life balance under those conditions. The individuals who remain behind will gradually burn out under the daily pressure while their personal lives suffer. As a leader, you should care enough for the well-being of your team not to let this happen.
A leader without balance can destroy an organization. If you work ten hours a day, your staff is probably working at least twelve. When will they have any personal time, much less you?
Many of the issues associated with poor time management come down to misplaced priorities and ineffective delegation.
Contact us if you’d like some help creating balance within your organization. We’d be happy to assist you in creating a business culture where employees are encouraged to maintain an effective work/life balance.
You can read more posts about the concept of “Balance the Personal and the Professional” here.
You can also see our other posts about time management.