Work-life Balance in an "Always On" World
Play Work-life Balance in an "Always On" World
Is work/life balance a myth? Does work/life integration make us more productive? Do you have to be “always on” to be successful in this business? This talk is geared towards those people that want to be successful in their personal life and in their work life without sacrificing one or the other. Most developers I interview and work with want to know my thoughts on work/life balance at Microsoft. It’s not a breeze. It’s not smooth sailing. But I have learned a few tricks along the way that have helped me maintain sanity while aggressively shipping for the last couple of decades. I don’t claim to have all the answers and I don’t always follow my own advice, but I have been through many seasons as a software developer on many v1, re-engineering and high profile efforts across the company. My hope is that you leave this talk with at least one takeaway to achieve better balance and live a more fulfilling life.