Case | HBS Case Collection | June 2001 (Revised May 2002)

Tradeoffs: Juggling Careers in Professional Services Firms with Private Life

by Thomas J. DeLong, Ashish Nanda, Scot Landry and Scott M O'Neil

Abstract

Balancing professional and private lives continues to challenge single and committed partners alike. Professionals are expected to work long hours. It is simply part of the ethos of professional service firms. This case focuses on the lives of three couples connected to professional service firms and their ensuing challenges in balancing professional and private life. A rewritten version of an earlier case.

Keywords: Work-Life Balance; Family and Family Relationships; Problems and Challenges; Service Industry;

Citation:

DeLong, Thomas J., Ashish Nanda, Scot Landry, and Scott M O'Neil. "Tradeoffs: Juggling Careers in Professional Services Firms with Private Life." Harvard Business School Case 801-463, June 2001. (Revised May 2002.)