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Tips to Manage Accessibility and Responsiveness at Work

From the extremes of Millennial/Gen-Z #hustle culture to the pending “Right to Disconnect” legislation in New York City, we continue to grapple with how to set better boundaries around, and within, our jobs.  Clocks and walls no longer tell us where work ends, and the other parts of life begin. Back in the day, we didn’t need to be […]

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Radical Changes in the Way We Work Require a New Approach to Public Policy

At 12 noon today, the 116th United States Congress will convene. This changing-of-the-guard marks a historic opportunity to bring the policy debate related to healthcare, retirement, education, income stability and taxation into the 21st Century and acknowledge radical changes in the way we work.   And that doesn’t even include paid family leave, on which I’ve […]

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Creating Culture Change as Work-Life Leaders

(A few months ago, I delivered the opening keynote at the College and University Work and Family Association (CUWFA) annual conference at Emory University.  While in many companies the responsibility for addressing work-life related issues no longer rests with one person, that is not the case for higher education.  As the strategic importance of traditional […]

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NYTimes Mag Gets It Right–“Work-Life” a Top Business Trend

This past Sunday, The New York Times Magazine ran a special “Work” issue. We’re honored that the article featured our research and the innovative flexible work culture initiatives of two of our clients, BDO USA and CECP. But, what really matters is that The New York Times got it right: “Work-Life” is a top business trend. […]

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Disrupt Yourself and Get Unstuck

“Like a novice trapeze artist letting go of the old to leap to the new, we are sure to experience a moment of midair terror. But we are far less likely to fall if we fling ourselves onto the next curve. And, in the seemingly terrible moment of transition, your dreams—the engine of disruption—will buoy […]

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When Play in the Workplace is Serious Business

On TODAY Show, workplace strategist, Cali Yost, explains why some companies are making moments of play and fun part of the culture. It’s not “goofing around.” It’s serious business meant to encourage innovation, team collaboration and engagement. […]

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Marissa Mayer and Work-Life Nirvana (My Q&A w/ Reuters)

The latest poster child for work-life nirvana is Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s newly appointed CEO – who is seven months pregnant. Cali Williams Yost, a flexible work expert, says Mayer’s pregnancy is noteworthy and symbolic, but not career-defining. Here are edited excerpts from an interview with Yost, a working mother of two daughters, based in Madison, New Jersey, and author of the forthcoming “Tweak It: Small Changes/Big Impact-Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day” (Center Street, January 2013). […]

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3 Work-Life Assumptions That Are Often Wrong (and Costly)

Over the last two decades, work and life have transformed so radically that the language we use (e.g. “balance) and the beliefs we hold about the decisions we “should” or “can” make are often out of date. Here are three examples of work-life assumptions that are frequently wrong…and costly: […]

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