Recently, someone asked me how to maintain an “alternative” work style. Like everything, your work life has yin and yang aspects. Maybe you have an alternative work style that involves flex hours or shifting from work to non-work tasks throughout the day and night. You must attain balance to be happy and fulfilled; without balance, your creativity and productivity will suffer. With balance, a flexible style takes productivity and ingenuity to higher levels. What works for some will not work for others. Some need that single-mindedness from 8 to 5 and then “turn the work switch off” when they step out of the workplace. Others, need little breaks mid-day for a jog, siesta, or to volunteer at a school. For some creative folks, the creativity ebbs and flows; you’ve got to access it when it’s flowing. So, how do you make alternative work styles work?
June 14, 2013