Have you ever heard, "We can't do that! We're already bursting at the seams!" If so, you're not alone. I hear it all the time as I work with growth companies to achieve their dream of building an incredible, smoothly operating, mean, lean machine. I'd love to just tell executive teams that it's all about “balance.” But does work balance (or life balance, for that matter) really exist?
In reality, balance is a frequently misunderstood term. It's not that it can't be achieved. But what’s needed first is to define what “balance” is.
In reality, balance isn't equalization. Even the best of the best don't walk a tight-rope without swaying to one side or the other. The acrobat will frequently be just slightly slanted to one side or the other.