Business Sustainability: Bringing New Meaning to Life/Work Balance

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Mar 14, 2011 11:30 AM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

In today’s multifunctional and multi-connected world, even the most disciplined and stress-free of individuals often find it irresistible to check-in.  The need to check our voice and email messages is just far too easy on the endless range of personal devices.  As a result, we are sucked into the office and our thoughts and mindset are immediately pulled back into work mode.  The question: How do we find that critical work/life balance in today’s world?

Funny, but the answer may actually lie back at the office - with the business culture that drives individual behaviors.   The critical drivers of performance, accountability and commitment have traditionally been thought to be the measures of a sustainable workforce.  However, top business sustainability cultures now realize there is a ‘required’ balance in individual talent management.   Leaders in sustainable workforce management recognize that talent management encompasses the entire spectrum of sourcing, attracting, developing, retaining, and measuring the performance of the organization and its individual members.  The traditional professional drivers (compensation, advancement, promotion) are gradually being rivaled by more balanced concerns.  To respond, leading organizations now understand: click here to learn more about business sustainability bringing new meaning to work/ life balance.

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".