Dear Friends, It’s been a month since we launched HPF 2023. The goal is to close the massive gap between the 87% of leaders who say finding the right workplace model is important and the 24% who feel they’re very ready to do it. So what have we done? In addition to the Work Flexibility Assessment to help organizations […]
The lack of childcare is a meaningful and real constraint for parental workforce participation: “There were about 58,000 fewer daycare workers in the U.S. last month compared with February 2020.” If, on average, the teacher-to-child ratio is 1:4, that means childcare for almost 250,000 children doesn’t exist, no matter how much you paid for it. […]
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 […]
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. […]
Here’s how we can build on the milestones noted in the article and take work flexibility to the next level in 2023:
Excellent overview of the current state of hybrid work in 2022 by Sarah Green Carmichael. Here’s how we can build on the milestones noted in the article and take work flexibility to the next level in 2023: 2022: Hybrid work is the norm. 2023: Expand beyond the duality (onsite or home) of “hybrid.” Optimize working flexibly […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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