Creating Balance and Sticking To It

A while back, I worked closely with the CEO of a tech startup who managed a remote team across several time zones. As a small startup, creating a culture of hard-working, happy and engaged employees was a frequent topic of discussion in meetings. Everyone on the team dedicated long hours to achieve the company mission that they all believed in deeply. But that also meant that they often felt burnt out, isolated from friends and family and cranky towards their teammates when setbacks arrived - all which affected team happiness and productivity.

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