Maybe it’s just me, but there’s much here I feel deeply uncomfortable about. Whilst work/life integration may be thought to maximise productivity, one cannot help feeling the law of unintended consequences will apply and at some point bite us in the bottom.
I love fables because they often reveal us as we really are, and in this case “The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg” would seem worth remembering.
“…. today’s frenetic modern work style” is indicative that today’s employees are being treated more like machines, rather than people. There is considerable evidence that a failure to treat people like people at some point ends badly.
Today’s millennials are a unique generation of people who have lived their entire lives in a world we have never experienced before. They are having to make it up as they go along, with no prior knowledge of the way things were. Personally, I feel they need to be treated with considerably more respect, humility and indeed caution , rather than as an opportunity to squeeze every last drop out of as if they were machines.