July 31, 2017 Articles

Work-Life Balance: What It Is and How to Achieve It

Work-life balance should be defined by each of us individually, depending on our personal passions and goals.

By Adam Prom

It seems that the concept of work-life balance is ubiquitous these days, especially as the millennial generation places importance on flexible working arrangements. Studies show that by 2020, millennials will make up 50 percent of the workforce, and by that same date, 50 percent of all U.S. workers will work remotely. Aliah D. Wright, “How Millennials Are Shaping Work Flexibility for Everyone,” Society for Human Resource Management, June 13, 2016. As an attorney, I often see work-life balance mentioned in bar association publications at the local, state, and national levels; however, I find myself asking two questions: What exactly does the concept mean? And how is such balance achieved? This article tackles both questions.

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