Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been repeatedly asked: “What do you think will happen to work+life fit and flexibility if the economy experiences a recession?” I think two things will happen. Unfortunately, too many leaders and organizations will default to a shortsighted fall back position, “Forget flexibility. People are just lucky to have […]
(Check out my Fast Company Blog: Top Five Work+Life Fit Goals for 2008) According to two separate year-end surveys, over 50% of professionals say finding a better work+life fit is their top goal in 2008 (57% from Beyond.com’s, and 53% from Office Depot’s surveys). What will 2008 year-end survey results look like if everyone achieves […]
(Check out my Fast Company Blog: Flexibility Will NOT Hurt Customer Service) When asked in the 2007 Work+Life Fit Reality Check, “If you could make changes in your work situation, what is the most important change you would make?” People’s top choice was “make more money” at 44%. Having some type of work-life flexibility was […]
(Go to my Fast Company blog for “U.S. Congress Introduces Flexibility Act! But Where’s the Next Prez?”) How would you answer the question, “Work-life flexibility in my company is a…” Here’s what the respondents to the 2007 Work+Life Fit Reality Check had to say: Only 37% of respondents felt their organizations saw flexibility as a […]
EMPLOYEES WANT THE NEXT PRESIDENT’S AGENDA TO MAKE WORK LIFE FLEXIBILITY EASIER FOR COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS OTHER HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2007 WORK+LIFE FIT REALITY CHECK INCLUDE: • More want to work differently than work less; only 5 percent favor reducing work schedule by more than 10 hours • Almost 9 out of 10 believe work […]
One of the best career columnist/bloggers is Marci Alboher who writes the “Shifting Careers” daily blog and weekly column for the New York Times. Marci was a great source of support during my mother’s illness this past year, and she asked me to share what I learned to help others manage the work+life fit transition […]
Blogs and links: Check out my weekly Fast Company blog, and monthly Management Issues posting AND my updated Bloglinks in the lower left hand column (finally!). It’s a pleasure to share the “blog” love with other thought-provoking bloggers on a variety of subjects… Last Call! AWLP Work-Life Rising Star Award This is the last week […]
“Summer Blowback” While it may seem like I fell off the face of the earth for the past month, in fact I’ve been busy experiencing “summer blowback.” In other words, I’ve been doing all of the things I agreed to do this summer while dealing with my mom’s illness and death without thinking clearly about […]
The Flexibility Working Retreat group spent the day creating a vision of optimal flexibility in both corporations and universities and then we addressed the challenges for making that vision a reality. To learn more about the objectives for flexibility in higher education, check out my blogtalkradio interview with Claire Van Ummersen, VP at the American […]
Hello from Park City Utah, and the Alfred P. Sloan/AWLP Flexibility Retreat. My intention was to blog last night after the opening dinner meeting, but I failed to factor the two hour time difference into my plans. By the time we finished at 9:00 pm MT, it was 11:00 pm ET which is way past […]
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