HOW WE GET IT ALL DONE
Brix Ladies Share Top Tips For Balancing Life And Work
For the most part, the world we live in nowadays assumes women can do it all: be mothers and wives extraordinaire, prominent professionals, and always on top of everything. All that in the 24-hours-a-day time-frame.
At Brix, we know that enabling our employees flexibility, allowing them to balance work responsibilities and home responsibilities, and in many cases – work whenever they want, wherever they want – is a win-win for everyone. We find that our employees are happier, better performers, better deliverers thanks to this approach. Moreover, we pride ourselves for 35% of our employees who are women, and that women fill 50% of the leadership roles in our company. Moreover, 92% of our employees are parents!
In celebration of international women’s day, our remarkable ladies offer some insights to a healthier life:
While certain chores simply must happen at some point, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to do it. As the African proverb says: “It takes a village”…
o Pay someone to help you
o Order online and save the stand-in-line, driving and schlepping time
o Focus on your strengths and outsource or delegate the rest to others
A wise woman I know says that the more management you have for your time, the more time you end up having. Here’s what our ladies do:
o Start working early, at 6am-7am, so that you can spend more time with your family later in the day
These categories often help:
- Urgent and important
- Important but not urgent
- Urgent but not important
- Neither urgent nor important
o Make checklists to make sure you get everything covered
o Have set work hours, and stick to them as much as possible
o Turn off your computer and phone at some point
Once in a blue moon you meet someone who’s literally good at everything. But most of us know our strengths and know how we’d really want to spend our time.
o Be present where you are
o Reduce or eliminate multi-tasking
o Focus on activities you specialize in and value most
The best workplaces recognize that their employees are real people with real needs — they are "humans," not just "human resources." Here’s what our ladies do:
o Make your workspace work for you ergonomically
o Use conferencing technologies
o Find a family-friendly workplace
o Work from home!
Do you want to join our fabulous ladies? Do you have a tip to share?
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