3 Ways to Maintain Work-Life Balance whilst remaining connected

In a constant mobile environment with a business clock that runs 24-7, it is harder than ever to switch off from technology completely. It seems harder than ever to maintain work-life balance whilst remaining connected in some way and, if you want to compete, it would appear that you need to be accessible and responsive at all times.

Just because you can be reached constantly through your devices doesn't mean you should be! Use technology to make yourself accessible in the right ways to the right people at the right time.

Here is a 3 point strategy to help you stay accessible while still maintaining your work-life balance.

  1. Take your time and single-task.
    With emails and a digitised signature, you can send an important document from anywhere while you’re doing other things. But when you multitask, you’re far more likely to make errors. Simply step away from what you’re doing so you can give one task your undivided attention.
  2. Don’t take calls unless it’s quiet.
    Projecting professionalism and seriousness is just as important as being responsive. Before you take or return an important call from a prospect while you’re not in the office, make sure you’re in a quiet space first.
  3. Find solutions that work on any platform.
    You need to be able to use whatever device is available to you at the time to conduct your business. The software and programs you choose to run your operations should behave the same way on your phone, tablet, and desktop. Do your homework, invest time to make time.