The issues of work-life balance and "having it all" have always been hot topics, but never more than now. With Marissa Mayer specifying that all Yahoo! employees must work at the office, Sheryl Sandberg launching a book telling women to "lean in" to their careers whether or not they want to have children, and the New York Times reminding marketers that men can be successful in business and successful dads, everyone is talking about the mixing of our personal and professional lives.
What's different now than 10 or 20 years ago? Because of ubiquitous technology that allows people to conduct business anytime and anywhere, work-life flexibility is no longer considered a luxury. Workers of all ages — but particularly Millennials (those born approximately 1980 or later) — expect some form of integration across all industries and from day one of an entry-level job.