Why work-life balance doesn't always work in medicine
from MedPage Today (opinion)
Starla Fitch, MD, writes, "With physician burnout being a common topic today, many are pointing toward improving work-life balance. And although I'm all for striking a happy medium, a recent article in TIME magazine, reviewing the work of Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall in their book 'Nine Lies About Work,' got my attention. Their research found that the key to improving imbalance and unhappiness at work is to keep track all week of things you 'love' and things you 'loathe' at work. The goal is to focus on the 'love' list and delete as much of the 'loathe' list as possible. Their research states that '73% of us claim we have the freedom to modify our job to fit our strengths better, but only 18% of us do so.'"
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