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Does Better Work Life Balance Lead to More Ethical Decisions?

Allen_1Sharon Allen is chairman of the board at Deloitte & Touche USA. She has been named by Forbes as one of "The World's Most Powerful Women." At a recent speech, Allen - a proponent of work life balance - noted that achieving work/life balance has become more feasible today with increasing technology and greater opportunities to work virtually

Why is work life balance important? Allen suggested that there is a correlation between work/life balance and the environment to make good ethical decisions. Her theory is that if work becomes a person's life, he or she may become more dependent on that career for rewards -- which can pose a greater temptation to cut corners to succeed.

An interesting perspective, and something for firms to consider as business ethics have become a major issue.

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