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Why Work+Life Fit vs. Balance: One Person’s Spot On Perspective

It’s one thing for me to passionately extol the virtues of shifting from work-life “balance” to work+life “fit.”  It’s quite another for someone else to explain why it makes a difference for them. During a recent Knowledge@Wharton interview on SiriusXM, Morra Aarons-Mele, author of Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Guide to Getting Out There When […]

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Why I Banished the Phrase “Work-Life Balance”

If you’ve ever set the daunting goal of work-life “balance,” you know it doesn’t exist. It’s not achievable, so working toward it feels exhausting. I realized that the “B” word wasn’t helpful almost 20 years ago, when I was talking to a senior leader in a large bank. I was trying to convince him he […]

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Escape the 10 Tyrannies of Work/Life Balance…Finally

“What’s your top how-to tip?”  When I’m asked this question in almost every consulting engagement, speech and media interview, my answer is the same, “Stop looking for balance and start finding your unique work+life fit.” Over the years, my response has become even more emphatic.  Why?  Because “balance” is an anachronistic holdover from the Industrial […]

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2013 New Research Reveals Major Myths in Telework Debate and a Growing Struggle in Open Offices / More Women Put in Hours at the Office and in Cubes While More Men Telework

Our latest national research shatters myths about who is working where and reveals new realities along with new struggles facing full-time employees and how they work.  Using a national probability survey of 556 full-time employed adults, we looked at both telework and the growing open office trend and found the way employees work today has […]

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Students Challenge Singapore to “TWEAK IT” with Contest and Clever Video

A group of students in Singapore who attend Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information at Nanyang Technological University were inspired by my “Tweak It” message , and wanted to encourage people to capture the power of small, deliberate actions to find a better “fit” between their work and the other parts of life. They asked if they could launch a “Tweak It” Singapore awareness campaign. I said, “Go for it!” […]

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