We have conducted several 50-second interviews with our thinkers. Here are their collected answers to one specific question: How do you divide your time?
Hmm. Which answer shall I – the workaholic — give you? If I’m being honest, which I am: Work- 70%, Family 20%, Church – 10%.
My time is split four ways – teaching at London Business School, consulting and speaking to external audiences, research and writing, and finally administrative responsibilities at LBS (department meetings, seminars, running the Deloitte Institute).
It differs. I don’t think of dividing my day (e.g. I’ll spend 2 hours writing, 2 hours speaking etc). I have found it is better to do different types of work in blocks. For example, teaching and research go well together so I do them over the same months. Speaking and writing do not marry well so if I have a big writing project, I have to clear the speaking calendar.
I try to share my time evenly between academic work and engagements with business and industry. Balance, balance in all things.
I don’t. I’m totally disorganized and chaotic. Everything just keeps coming and even though it might feel unmanageable, things just seem to fall into place.
50% business (thinking, writing, speaking, training, advising). 50% personal (socialising, parenting, meeting, exercising, relaxing) … so 8 hours of each, each day … I think that’s healthy!