2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Talk About Time: Why We Fail at Work-Life Balance

Tuesday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 6
110 E 2nd St

Anyone truly concerned about the wellness of employees, colleagues or oneself must stop talking about work-life balance and refocus on time. Don't get me wrong: The work-life conversation has raised important issues around time and work and it offers a language that signals our concerns. However, it is the wrong language because it more deeply masks already hidden aspects of culture. Instead, talking plainly about time—and research on chronemics (time as it is bound to human communication)—gets to the heart of overwork and our general quality of life. Because time is a silent language, the goal of this panel is to begin to develop chronemic literacy in our personal and professional lives.

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Dawna Ballard

Assoc Prof

The University of Texas at Austin

Dawna Ballard is Associate Professor in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin. She is an expert in chronemics—the study of time as it is bound to human communicati...

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