What’s driving the most recent global demand for four-day work weeks (a concept that seems to resurface every couple of years)? I explained in an NBC Nightly News story that aired while I was on vacation, and before four-day work week legislation was introduced in California. First, there’s the “cry for better boundaries” around work hours that’s only been […]
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 […]
New research from Microsoft summarized in this Harvard Business Review article by Jared Spataro confirms that we’ve arrived where I predicted we would end up months ago. Now it’s about how to operationalize and optimize the flexible way we will work and manage life “next.” That will entail: 1) Leaders aligning behind a shared vision and understanding of what […]
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 […]
A new survey from McKinsey & Company looks at both quit and return to work trends as reported in this Forbes story by Emmy Lucas. And 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 […]
With no choice, the pandemic forced us to radically transform the way we work and manage our lives. But now as we move forward, the path is less clear and we’re struggling. Some believe it’s best to “go back” to “normal” while millions are quitting, joining the Great Resignation as they seek money, flexibility, and […]
I, once again, joined top-ranked leadership coach, John Baldoni, on his Grace Under Pressure LinkedIn Live program last week. What started as a discussion about the Great Resignation ended up focusing on what I’m calling the Great Reimagining as it relates to how, when and where we work. Our conversation touched on a couple of key […]
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, […]
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 […]
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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