By Ron Baker: Why does work suck? For the same reason the billable hour and timesheets suck: they are all based on an incorrect belief about work.
Firms are struggling with work/life balance, flextime, time management, etc. But all these are a joke. Flextime is an oxymoron if you still have a schedule or “core hours.” Work/life balance is not up to firms to define, but rather their team members. Time management is, as the authors say, trying to find freedom in a prison.
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Source: VeraSage, 8 June 2008. 2006 © Verasage Institute. All rights reserved.