AWA 26


Employees should keep their private lives and personal activities as separate as possible from the workplace.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.

Keeping private lives and personal activities separate from the workplace is one of the critical question that is posed by recent work scenarios. Good work-life balance is one of the top priorities of every employee to become successful in every organization. To analyze the whole scenario, the following points should be taken into consideration.

At the very outset, one cannot ignore that both personal life and work life have to find its place in 24-hour time frame. There is bound to have some intersection and avoiding it is not only tough but also almost impossible for any individual to ignore. How many times have we noticed a school teacher putting his anger on our school kids for no reason? Additionally, studies have shown repeatedly that human minds cannot adapt to fast changes so quickly that a person’s frame of mind and emotion can change in few hours. There are instances when after feeling depressed with personal issues; one hardly gets the motivation to work on a particular day. Imagine somebody’s father dies and he comes to the office to work. It is impossible to imagine for such a guy to give his full capability and talent to his work. I guess, for such reasons, corporations have recreation, leave and various fun activities to ease the pressure of work and just relax to boost the productivity, thereby, doing tons of good to the employee, company and its products.

On the other hand, remember “Work is Workship”. When we take up a job, it is our moral responsibility to look that we do our job irrespective of what is happening in our personal lives. We, human beings, are emotional creatures. It is very tough to control our emotions but that is what is expected of adults, when they grow up. We, as adults, need to be mature enough to handle such things. Else there will not be any difference between adults and kids. No one in this world can get rid of their daily problems and issues forever. A lot of people can be found to be dissatisfied with their nature of work and their life but still they go on. And people who deal with such catastrophic situations of life, act matured enough to overcome them, hold onto their dreams, can only succeed in this world.

Based on above discussions, even though it is very tough to separate the personal life from the workplace, we are responsible to act mature enough so as to affect the working professional life completely.

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