Separation Between Work and Life...?
Many people try to balance work and life simultaneously, but separately. Life encompasses your family, friends, and co-workers, so why separate them? When people separate life from work they are putting their job as a higher priority. In today's society, success, not life, is important. Respect for one another has dwindled because people are prioritizing success. If success is more important than your life, please, rethink what you just said.
In a society where success is more important we can't enjoy what we do, period. Every millisecond wasted is $5 down the drain; there is no time for human interaction. Believe it or not people can find jobs where they can work and live life at the same time! Isn't that crazy? While the idea might sound awkward, it is totally awesome. Google uses what they call "Brainstorming @ Google". Brainstorming @ Google is where they let their employees go wild with creativity and collaboration, and yes, they can laugh.
Other companies are using similar ways to bridge this gap of work and life. This model of combining work and life makes life how it was intended to be. People need interaction with one another, it is natural.
Where is the value? Success is how companies run, but success means nothing if your priorities are swapped. Companies are not meant be born for success, they are born for collaborative interaction with friends, family and co-workers.