Job and private life - is the mix good for us?
This is about the brand-new question: How much mixing of job and private life is good for us? You will find the article here.
Because: We spend most of our time in the job: from colleagues often become friends, from the office a second living room. But the mixture of professional and private can also contain conflicts.
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In my post, the following points are among others:
- Flat hierarchies do not mean that boundaries are completely eliminated
- This can quickly create uncertainties and misunderstandings
- In the event of termination or promotion, the friendship usually ceases
The contribution has given a lot of support. So the career consultant Sonja Rieder writes:
I find this topic highly relevant. As a career counselor and psychotherapist, I've been dealing for years with people who build up a kind of "surrogate family" in the company and confuse a good atmosphere with security. When the situation is upset, thawing serious conflicts, changing personnel, the victims are unprotected and have made themselves vulnerable to private information about themselves. My advice is to preserve or build a circle of friends independent of the workplace. This may seem like a matter of course to many, but I know from practice that this is not so obvious for notorious heavy workers and people with a strong sense of loyalty.
... and contradiction
But there are also opposing opinions which say that work and private life can not be separated. Thus writes Mario Celic:
Where people work together, celebrate, live, love, etc., there are always conflicts. Sometimes there are conflicts in very banal areas ... So the profession is not a conflict-free zone, even robots create conflicts! A separation between work and private is not possible, unless you are schizophrenic ...
And Markus Notte-Binder notes:
Thanks for the thoughts. However, I have some trouble to understand what is really the purpose of this article. There may be misery and conflicts wherever people meet. To find the cause in the form of organization or in the degree of the relationship I find dared. We can choose our environment freely. According to our professional and social skills. I'm glad about that.
My conclusion of the discussion: You can clearly see from the contributions how important and difficult this topic is - especially in times of digital change.
The different points of view have very much to do with the respective experiences of the discussion participants: They give a realistic assessment in some cases, but in part also a very idealized worldview.
What is your opinion on the subject?
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