Work life balance; not just for parents

A law firm in NZ has won an award for work life balance. The interesting thing about the award was that the person interviewed as being an example of someone helped by the firm’s policies wasn’t a parent; she was a 25 year old training for an Ironman triathlon, who often needed to go home and sleep in the late afternoon because she was so tired from her early morning training.

This was “NZ’s highest award for work life balance”. If a law firm can win it, albeit one with a government monopoly, then perhaps there is hope for professional services yet.