Contributed by Cory Treffiletti, global head of marketing at Cisco Webex
In decades past, it was common for a young athlete to look to the bleachers after an incredible play—only to find an empty space where a parent should have been.
Work was demanding, and it wasn’t exactly acceptable to dip out of work at 3:30 pm to catch your kid’s soccer game. Busy executives continued to grind away in their offices, children felt somewhat neglected and, maybe, therapists reaped the rewards years later.
Today, the impact of technology on work-life balance is such that people can be personally and professionally engaged at the same time. Companies trust their team members enough that they feel comfortable providing remote work options. Instead of sacrificing personal experiences in favor of professional endeavors, workers can weave work throughout their days.