Most of the discussion and advice for work-life balance tends to focus on changing individual career decisions, or team expectations, or organizational contexts. But what if other factors — like our upbringing — mattered as well? 148 in-depth interviews with 78 working parents based in London revealed that the work-life balance of their own parents played a role in shaping their behaviors and attitudes around balancing work and life. Most subjects fell into one of the four categories: (1) They willingly adopted their parents’ model of work-life balance; (2) they unintentionally adopted their parents’ model; (3) they willingly rejected their parents’ model; or (4) they unintentionally rejected their parents’ model. Link to the article
LUPU, I. (2017). Your Feelings About Work-Life Balance Are Shaped by What You Saw Your Parents Do. Harvard Business Review, Digital.