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Why is the shift to work+life “fit” so powerful?

Why do we need to move beyond the limits of work-life “balance?” And why is the shift to work+life “fit” so powerful? This… Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson bravely shared the following at her confirmation hearing: “I know it has not been easy as I have tried to navigate the challenges of juggling my career and […]

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Who is quitting, who’s returning and why?

A new survey from McKinsey & Company looks at both quit and return to work trends as reported in this recent Forbes story by Emmy Lucas. While flexibility ranked highest for why employees returned to work, during my interview I cautioned that flexibility is more than just remote/hybrid work. “Hybrid keeps people stuck, because it’s keeping us way […]

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Flexibility is just as Important as Compensation

This is going to be interesting… Investors and the SEC are now trying to identify and quantify the drivers that attract and retain human capital, AND also how to value human capital more effectively. BUT… They are focusing primarily on compensation (per the article), which may be easier to quantify and does matter to people, […]

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Workplace Podcast: Return to Office is not a Calendar Date

As the next round of return to office dates loom, I joined William Corless on his Workplace Podcast to discuss best practices and the right and wrong ways to think about hybrid and flexible work. I particularly enjoy my conversations with William, an organizational development and mediation expert based in Dublin, Ireland (this is my second […]

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An Example of High Performance Flexibility in Action

Micrsoft’s internal announcement will move to the company’s sixth and final stage of the hybrid work model, effective Feb. 28, 2022, provides great insights into high performance flexibility as a dynamic, responsive way of operating: –Health data has driven the onsite recalibration through the six stages of increased onsite presence during the pandemic. There wasn’t […]

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Cybersecurity, Technology and Flexible Work

Recently, I was a guest on CyberTheory’s “Cybersecurity Unplugged” podcast where I shared my perspectives on “How to Approach the Reality of Remote Work,” including: How we’re still unwinding the ramifications of the pandemic’s almost overnight shift to remote work and the rapid adoption of new technology most of us had not been using How […]

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“Two Years into the Pandemic, What is Work?”

An outstanding story from Marketplace economics reporter Sabri Ben-Achour, “Two Years into the Pandemic, What is Work?” I joined Brian Kropp, head of Gartner’s HR practice, and Paul Statham, CEO of Condeco, to provide perspective. “But when companies bring workers back to the office, be it for one day or all days, they have to answer a question: Why? […]

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