Ross Dawson – We all try to cope with this blurring between professional and personal life

As individuals, we… and we are all trying to cope with with this personal blurring of boundaries, between professional life, personal life, how they relate to each other, sometimes they are aligned, sometimes they are not aligned. And for many people this is very challenging, we can’t necessarily clock in and clock out and live different lives as easily as we have in the past.

So I think that there will continue to be organizations that in some ways demand, you know, or expect and really demand the slicing between who we are and the role we play at work. Unfortunately those organizations probably won’t disappear, they will be disadvantaged. We will see more and more opportunities for people to live integrated lives in terms of their work, in terms of their… who they feel they are, what they want to achieve, the impact that they have on the world. And then that is fully integrated to who they are at work and the way in which they work in the organizations.

Increasingly the more talented people are the ones who are all going to be able to find roles, which enable this integration. Unfortunately that probably there still will be many jobs which where we have the separation.

And you know I think those organization will be less successful, but they are not going to disappear overnight. And we also have this increasingly segmented society, I think between those who are more able to follow their passion and those who are strongly with that clash between their work lives and who they feel they are.

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