In most teams, there are different jobs that must be done by different people performing in sometimes wildly different roles. Conducting human spaceflight from NASA’s Mission Control is no different. However, it isn’t each individual job or role that matters most. It is our underlying mission – our team’s mission – and our alignment to it that set the foundation for the culture of that incredibly high-performing team.
How’s your work/life balance looking? Although many of us strive to achieve it, improve it, or find it – what does balancing work and life actually mean? Not as much as we think. On closer inspection, it’s a misnomer, a myth, a red herring – an ideal which leads us to believe that our work and home lives occupy two separate and opposing spaces, divided by an invisible line. In reality, the line – if there is one – is hugely blurred.
How much of your time do you really spend glued to a phone, laptop, tablet or television? Research shows that UK adults now spend nearly half their waking year looking at a screen. Researchers are pouring thousands of hours into the side effects of this most modern phenomenon – assessing its impact on eye health, poor sleep patterns, and even premature ageing of the skin.