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The working day never ends if you go by email flow, so we must find ways of keeping on top of messages and, perhaps, try speaking to people, says Geraint Jones

18 May 2014

For the past seven years, I have been up at 6am each weekday morning, at my desk by 7:20am and rarely getting home before 7pm – even on a quiet day. Busy days especially those involving networking obligations often see me not home until after midnight. Ironically, a breakfast seminar is eagerly anticipated as the opportunity for a lie-in.

It’s made me think about creating a better work-life balance. The broadsheets have been full of stories about City mums being frazzled and City dads forming self-help groups. Is this really how we should arrange our lives?

Probably the biggest time waster and stress inducer in my working day is email. It is not just the sheer volume of unsoli...

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