The Balancing Act: Can You Grow Your Career While Enjoying Work-Life Harmony?

Camilla Hasloch

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Abstract

The pressure to pursue career advancement while also navigating significant personal milestones creates fear and overwhelm for many professionals, particularly in an era where rapid technology disruption is causing much uncertainty and job insecurity. In 2006, Mainiero and Sullivan introduced the Kaleidoscope Career Model (KCM), which uses the metaphor of a kaleidoscope to explain how careers evolve in response to personal needs for authenticity, balance and challenge. Fast forward 18 years and professionals still find it challenging to integrate their work and life priorities to achieve both their desired career trajectory and work-life harmony. This article delves into six crucial strategies for balancing career momentum while also celebrating important life moments, offering a pathway for you (the professional) to both sustained career success and personal fulfilment.
Original languageEnglish
No.12
Specialist publicationAIB Review
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2024
Externally publishedYes

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