The dogma that good work-life balance improves productivity is called into question by new research from leading academics. The study from the London School of Economics says the assumption that better work-life balance will automatically improve productivity is false. The researchers say that there is no relationship between productivity and work-life balance once good management is accounted for.
In this video Dr Brené Brown explains that vulnerability is what gives our lives meaning and purpose. But when we cut ourselves off from the risky business of being vulnerable, we also exclude joy, love and fulfilment. Since these are also the aspects that give us the reserves we need to face adversity, protecting ourselves from feeling vulnerable also makes us less resilient.