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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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Tis the Season to Celebrate, Reflect…and Take Time Off

For me, the year-end holidays are a time to celebrate and reflect. Celebrate professional and personal successes: what you did get done, not what you didn’t; progress, not perfection (still my favorite insights from the work+life fit naturals I studied when writing Tweak It). And reflect on some of the most important lessons learned, one […]

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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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The Anxious Achiever Podcast: How to get what you need at work

Morra Aarons-Mele’s The Anxious Achiever podcast explores the intersection of mental health and work, and how we can all do both better. I joined Morra (who also happens to be one of my favorite people) and Amelia Ransom, SPHR, VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Smartsheet, during a recent episode to answer listener questions about how to […]

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You can’t separate flexibility and work from home

I love Adam Grant, but you can’t separate flexibility and work from home. First, you have to have the flexibility to work from home in order to save time (and energy, I would add). Restated: A top upside of having the flexibility to work from home is “avoiding the hassle of schlepping to work” which […]

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Building Community in a Flexible, Dynamic Organization

I recently appeared on CareerCast, a University of Chicago Booth School of Business podcast. Host Anita Brick, Director, Career Advancement Programs, and I talked about an important topic: how to build community in a flexible, dynamic organization. We talked about the five steps an organization can follow, as a community, to answer the foundational question “what […]

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