For most jobs, it’s relatively straightforward to measure how much work you have; whether it’s billable hours, commission, project milestones, or just how long your shift is, there’s often something to measure your performance with. Invisible work is a different story.
This week, The Mother Board discusses “invisible” work, work that is unnoticed, unpaid, and sometimes unrelated to one’s career. Cooking, laundry, driving the kids to school, and even vacation planning count as invisible work, and that, in addition to the responsibilities of a demanding career, can be overwhelming, especially for those who have families. The Mother Board hosts talk about their own invisible work, how they’ve learned to manage it, and how those around them—personally and professionally—can help.
The Mother Board is a podcast hosted by a group of Drew Eckl & Farnham lawyers. The name represents the fact that they’re mothers who have taken charge of their careers while still being very engaged with their families. Like a computer motherboard, these women are dealt with so much, yet they manage to do it all exceptionally. How do they do it?