The role of a product manager is to fill in the white space between departments, to ensure that the customer receives a product that produces value, and that the company has a product that generates value.
Of course, there’s one big problem with the role: there’s infinite white space, and therefore infinite tasks that a product manager could do!
To be an effective product manager, you need to create clearly defined boundaries so that you can perform the most valuable work that you can. After all, each additional hour of work has diminishing marginal returns. At some point, you may even wind up with negative returns for each additional hour.
Below are a few tips on how to ensure you maintain work-life balance as a product manager.