HURLINGHAM PARK — It’s going to be an interesting time for us, setting up a business and practicing what we preach. I was out playing tennis at 9 am with an enthusiastic 5-year-old this morning. His attention span was only slightly longer than mine. Which I find worrying. But it’s something you have to do.
The ability to balance work and real life is a challenge that I think many businesses are still struggling to respond to. Many, many companies talk about the importance of work/life balance. But when it comes down to it, the processed and policies that allow it to happen aren’t really in place. And the culture mitigates against it.
So, it was interesting to see a story this weekend about the Hollywood star of the Spider-Man movies getting a contract in place that allows him to spend more time in each day with his family. It is worth noting that the poor young man in questions, has signed a US$ 50M deal to make two films back-to-back. So, this isn’t a case that many of us will feel we can entirely relate to.
However, it is often popular cases like this that set expectations or change views on what is and is not possible at work. And it is great to see a male, action film star and former hell-raiser putting ‘life’ well into the heart of his ‘work’.
There’s very thing to admire about that.