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“How do you DO it?” High Performance Flexibility 2023

How does an organization execute and optimize a flexible operating model that works for the business and for people? How do teams and individuals perform at high levels working across places, spaces and time, with coordinated intention? How do people leverage the flexibility available to them to fit their work and life together to be […]

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Leave Work Life “Balance” Off Your List of 2023 Resolutions

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the year-end holidays with friends and family. As you set your intentions for 2023, it’s a good time to remember to leave “finding a better work-life balance” off your list. Why? Because, as I’ve been explaining for nearly two decades, there is no such thing as work-life balance. […]

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Railroad Strike Averted but Work Life Fit Issues Still a Major Risk

This past week I’ve been fascinated, but not surprised, that the looming strike by railroad workers hinged not on money, but on their ability to fit work and life together. Analyzing legislation that averted a possible railroad strike, the New York Times noted Sunday that “Congress stepped in to prevent supply chain havoc, but rail […]

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The Next Wave of Business Travel

While economic considerations have eclipsed pandemic concerns, new data from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) finds business travel is on the rise. Over three-fourths of travel managers surveyed for GBTA’s latest industry poll expect the number of business trips taken by employees at their company will be higher or much higher in 2023 versus […]

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TWEAK IT PRACTICE ™ tool

Download the  TWEAK IT PRACTICE™ tool to…. “Tweak”​ What do I need to do?​ Small, meaningful action or priority​ Work and Personal​ Standard (Habit) and Unique (Moment) Tweaks​ Plan, coordinate and execute your work and personal priorities WITHIN team ”how, when and where” flexibility guardrails Tweak it Practice: Set up​ Work and Personal Calendar​ Weekly Practice (Correspond to Priority-Setting/Update Check ins)​ Weekly Practice​ […]

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NYTimes: Remote Work is Here to Stay, Employers Lean In

NYT opinion writer Jessica Grose penned an outstanding piece, “Remote Work is Here to Stay. Lean In, Employers.” this past weekend following the release of a new working paper — The Covid-19 Baby Bump – from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The paper suggested remote work was among the factors that resulted in the first […]

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Moving Past the Office Occupancy Scorecard

While there may have been a Labor Day bump in return to office occupancy, rates have remained steady, and a variety of data indicate “where” we work patterns appear to be stabilizing somewhat. Hopefully, we can now move beyond RTO/hybrid limbo and start to answer these important questions: How are team-based decisions about “where” people […]

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Back to School and Back to the Office – Again

Another fall season brought another set of return to office deadlines. The headlines earlier this month were everywhere — “Enough Bosses Say,” “The Office’s Last Stand” and “Will Return to Office Get Serious in September?” were just a few.   Sure, there’s been an uptick in office occupancy this month, but as one recent headline […]

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My USA Today Opinion: As Recession Looms Forget Layoffs

In today’s USA Today Opinion, I share why “As we teeter on the brink of a possible recession, business leaders have a make-or-break choice. Use this moment to threaten or plan layoffs while mandating employees return to the office. Or double down on flexible ways of working and make flexibility a core part of their operating model. “Will they revert to […]

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