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Wikis in Plain English. Social Media in Plain English. Blogs in Plain English. Twitter in Plain English. What Successful Work and Life Integration Looks Like. Too many people believe that to achieve great things we must make brutal sacrifices, that to succeed in work we must focus single-mindedly, at the expense of everything else in life.

What Successful Work and Life Integration Looks Like

Even those who reject the idea of a zero-sum game fall prey to a kind of binary thinking revealed by the term we use to describe the ideal lifestyle: “work/life balance.” The idea that “work” competes with “life” ignores that “life” is actually the intersection and interaction of four major domains: work, home, community, and the private self. From years of studying people in many different settings, I have found that the most successful people are those who can harness the passions and powers of the various parts of their lives, bringing them together to achieve what I call “four-way wins” — actions that result in life being better in all four domains. Moore 2011 Social Work Students And Self Care.

Burnout and Wellbeing Testing the Copenhagen Burno.