The National Family Council (NFC) reported less than stellar results in its first “report card”.
As reported in the Straits Times today, “striking a balance between work and family life is … elusive for Singaporeans”. This runs contrary to the recent Robert Walters report which found that work-life balance is important to Singaporeans (I wonder who).
Reading between the lines, I gather that:
- Singaporeans are too caught up with their careers and place too much emphasis on making money. That is why NFC’s chief Lim Soon Hock says there’s a need to re-define ‘success’.
- Employers are too caught up with making money and do not place importance in promoting work-life balance for employees.
In my opinion, it’s an uphill task for NFC. Career comes first for most people. Income benchmarking is the order of the day. 🙂