Life in balance requires courage

Publication date: Thursday, December 29, 2016
Life in balance requires courage

A clear demarcation between work​, home, and passion takes courage - but the change ​it brings, is worth it. An interview for the, with Monika Ciesielska-Rutkowska, Managing Partner of Carpenter Consulting, was conducted by Grzegorz Stech.

Grzegorz Stech: Do Polish managers actually know how to work? According to the studies, Polish people work an average of 10 hours per day, we are one of the most intense working nations, and also the least effective. So if t​his is how the work look like, how do we take a rest?

Monika Ciesielska-Rutkowska: This is a common topic of conversations, which I​ make with ​candidates for managerial positions ... and in ​my own house as well. The higher the position is, the more responsibility we have, and the more work ​we need to conduct by ourselves. Not everything can be delegated or outsourced. Consequently we do work 10 hours per day, or even more. Are we actually effective during all this time? Our age, level of overwork, lack of vacations, family situation, health, all of the mentioned affect the quality of our work. Not every two hours of work are spend effectively, not to mention 10. Do you really think that while sitting at night on an important project, fighting with sleep, you will actually create something that will amaze the world? I do not think so.

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