Jack Chan

Prop­a­gat­ing Work-Life In­te­gra­tion

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For many, work-life bal­ance has be­come some­thing to strive for but Jack Chan be­lieves in work-life in­te­gra­tion. Trad­ing a ca­reer in in­vest­ment bank­ing for the start-up life, the co-founder of Dojo abides by that phi­los­o­phy closely as Dojo in­cor­po­rates the es­sen­tial needs of our daily lives into the work space. “As a start-up, it is hard for en­trepreneurs like our­selves to achieve work-life bal­ance be­cause of the sheer amount of hours we put into work. So much of your life is put into build­ing your busi­ness that you have to in­te­grate work as part of your life and vice versa,” says Jack who elab­o­rates that the key is to pro­mote a method where en­trepreneurs can learn to take breaks ef­fec­tively.

This phi­los­o­phy is also em­bod­ied by em­ploy­ees or rather brand am­bas­sadors of Dojo as Jack en­sures that ev­ery­one in the team shares the same vi­sion and their needs are met. “If they do not live and breathe work-life in­te­gra­tion, it is im­pos­si­ble for us to ex­tend this phi­los­o­phy to our mem­bers. I’m also a firm be­liever in the phrase – if you take care of your em­ploy­ees, they will take care of your cus­tomers,” says Jack who also cites that hav­ing a team that is fully on­board with Dojo’s mis­sion is their big­gest chal­lenge so far.

As the KL Chap­ter Lead for Tech in Asia, the bud­ding en­tre­pre­neur har­bours a vi­sion for Dojo to be syn­ony­mous with change. “Pos­si­bil­i­ties are ev­ery­where and more of­ten than not change can hap­pen if our mind is open enough to see them.”

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