Equal Balance

Balance Life and Work, Work Smarter for Success

By Stephen Kozicki
Published in Indian Management, November 2017

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You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful. It’s natural to look back and mythologise the long nights and manic moments of genius, but success isn’t about working hard, it’s about working smart.
— Andrew Wilkinson (Metalab)

A 1998 Stanford University study predicted that by 2020, advances in technology will have eliminated many lower to mid-level jobs. These advances will also significantly increase the workload of more senior managers, keeping them working around the clock.

But we already work long hours under increasing pressure to produce more with less; less money, less people, and less time. It is tough to find the time and energy to manage the growing pressures both at work and home. So, how can we produce more without putting in more time? It is all about working smarter.