Shannon: The concept of “work-life balance” is an outdated misnomer and myth. What freelancers and remote workers have today is “work-life integration” because a real balance is not possible, just aspirational. I wrote about this on Thrive Global in 2017: “How Millennials Can Create Healthy Work-Life Integration” — “Integration means coordinating, blending and bringing elements of work and life into a unified whole. Balance doesn’t work because it implies a zero-sum game.”

As I wrote, “…work-life integration is a smarter strategy and a natural evolution for a new generation of workers born and raised in the Digital Age…Therefore, as the workforce participation rate of Millennials surges to new heights, forward-thinking companies will experiment with novel management approaches to enhance work-life integration.”

Strategic communications consultant advancing social justice and corporate social responsibility | former career spokesman at U.S. EEOC | DC-based, NY-bred

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