How Do You Achieve Work-Life Zen?
It’s safe to say that finding balance in all areas of life is a universal struggle—especially when it comes to creating work-life balance as a property manager. As technology evolves and increases, (mobile data traffic grew 70 percent last year, and is supposed to increase 18- fold by 2016!) the ability to set boundaries between work and home life has become increasingly more difficult. The article, Work-Life
Balance (p. 48) touches on these struggles and
presents tips and tricks, along with handy apps,
for managing and organizing your busy day.
Technology has also changed the way we work,
allowing for telecommuting—which also impacts
the spaces we manage, particularly office buildings. While it’s a controversial issue, telecommuting is a very real phenomenon with pros and cons.
Take a look at Telecommuting: Is it Right For
You and Your Business? (p. 16), to read about the
perks and drawbacks of telecommuting, including
essential traits and tips for succeeding as a telecommuter.
Since 9/11, finding the perfect balance between securing a property and
maintaining tenant ease and accessibility has been a hot topic. Where do you
stand on the issue? I encourage you to check out this issue’s Face-Off, When
Securing Your Office Building, How Much is Too Much? (p. 9), about the
importance of securing potential threats yet maintaining a positive overall
perception of openness and trust.
balance is an
we can work
little tips and
tricks that make
our lives that
What happens when nature
throws us completely off balance?
In Hurricane Sandy (p. 28), IREM
Members in and around the East
Coast discuss the steps they took to
prepare for, and navigate through,
the fiscal and legal complications of
While finding and achieving balance is an eternal struggle, we can
work together to implement those
little tips and tricks that make our
lives that much easier. Sometimes
all it takes is a “Find Nearest Starbucks” app (p. 53) to perk up our
day—coffee seems to make everything better!