Promoting Flexibility in the Workplace
By Tammy Wise, president of Wise Group
I don’t believe there’s a business owner out there who doesn’t struggle with the challenge of finding balance in their life. In my case, building walls to separate my personal and professional lives is not realistic. Let’s face it— I’m never a part-time mom and I’m never a part-time owner of Wise Group Communications.
My decision to buy my company eight years ago was based on wanting control; namely, control of my life. I wanted a work situation where I had the flexibility to spend time with our three children, then 3, 7 and 10. I made it a top priority to pick up my kids from school and be involved in their after-school world. While this priority gave me a balance, it required me to set a few necessary guidelines.