Luke Johnson’s recommendation of “For Better or For Work” – a new book about entrepreneurs and their families raises uncomfortable questions

Luke Johnson’s recommendation of  “For Better or For Work” in the book review section of the FT  raises uncomfortable questions. In particular some of my clients who are senior leaders or entrepreneurs say that they would prefer to be at work all day rather than go home. They feel slightly  “down” when not at work. I feel that this is about “control” and wonder if it is about the difficulty of negotiating needs in environments where you’re not the boss? If that is the case, then in the new economy with increasingly “flat” organisational structures where the power of the boss is diluted, adult-adult “need negotiation” rather that diktat will become as important at work as at home.

Ciaran Fenton

Fenton & Co LLP

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