Magazine article Journal of Property Management

BALANCING ACT: How Do You Achieve Work-Life Zen?

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

BALANCING ACT: How Do You Achieve Work-Life Zen?

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It's safe to say that finding balance in all areas of life is a universal struggle-especially when it comes to creating work-life balance as a property manager. As technology evolves and increases, (mobile data traffic grew 70 percent last year, and is supposed to increase 18-fold by 2016!) the ability to set boundaries between work and home life has become increasingly more difficult. The article, Work-Life Balance (p.48) touches on these struggles and presents tips and tricks, along with handy apps, for managing and organizing your busy day.

Technology has also changed the way we work, allowing for telecommuting-which also impacts the spaces we manage, particularly office buildings. While it's a controversial issue, telecommuting is a very real phenomenon with pros and cons. Take a look at Telecommuting: Is it Right For You and Your Business? (p. 16), to read about the perks and drawbacks of telecommuting, including essential traits and tips for succeeding as a telecommuter.

Since 9/11, finding the perfect balance between securing a property and maintaining tenant ease and accessibility has been a hot topic. Where do you stand on the issue? I encourage you to check out this issue's Face-Off, When Securing Your Office Building How Much is Too Much? …

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