Finding the Elusive Work-Life Balance

Managing the barrage of stress and constant pressure to excel is all too familiar for construction executives.

Tales of working long hours to meet critical deadlines, managing change orders and preparing for the next new business interview lead to yet another cup of coffee and the mantra, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”

This sort of stress is not sustainable. It leads to burnout, health problems and even an increase in workplace accidents.

In a 2017 Gallup poll, 53 percent of leaders said a schedule that allowed them to have greater work-life balance and better personal well-being is “very important” to them.

In a 2017 Randstad survey, 57 percent noted that down time is an important attribute in gauging how productive they are. In that same survey, “secure business” was named as important by only 46 percent. Continue reading here

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