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#TheFuturein5 Episode 14: Does Work/Life Balance Really Exist?

02/11/2015 03:05 pm ET | Updated Apr 13, 2015

I'm frequently asked this question at conferences and events. From what I have seen, if you don't like your job, you're more likely to have clear-cut boundaries between your work life and your personal life. But, if you love what you do, those lines become less clear-cut. The more you love what you do, the more blurring there may be. However, we are moving towards a world where everyone is going to be more connected more of the time. This means that a bit of work/life blurring is going to inevitably happen. In fact, we are already seeing this as companies deploy various collaboration platforms. Ultimately, it will be up to us to manage our work/life balance in an effective way. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!

Jacob Morgan is a futurist, best-selling author and keynote speaker, learn more by visiting The Future Organization.com or check out his latest book,"The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders and Create a Competitive Organization," on Amazon.