The Work+Life “Wars”—Mommy Wars, and now Daddy Wars—have always baffled me. Are these wars real? I often wonder (and have written about the subject before). And assuming they are real, for at least a portion of the population, what is the underlying source of the conflict? In any war, there are two competing groups, each […]
Yale Survey–The Next Generation Will Transform the Work+Life Debate (So, Why Aren’t We Hearing More About It?)
A seismic shift in our collective work+life sensibility is underway. Last week, I cited the 2006 Universum MBA study in which, for the first time, both male and female MBAs ranked “work-life balance” as their top career goal. The Yale Undergraduate Work-Life Balance Survey is further proof of this trend, but this time we’re talking […]
Last week, I conducted a series of teleseminars for the alumni of top business schools. Although most of my work is done within big companies, I am always trying to find new and creative ways to share the “work+life fit” strategy with a broader audience. Most people don’t work for my clients since approximately 95% […]
In Newsweek, check out my advice for moms who want to start their own business in order to work, and have more flexibility. “Working for myself” can sound like a good option, and I do hear it quite frequently from people (not just mothers) searching for a better work+life fit. But I often wonder if […]
Brian Reid’s (Rebeldad) post in today’s Washington Post OnBalance Blog–“Flexibility for Those in Less-Than-Flexible Jobs”–confirms, once again, why we need to stop making the objective “work-life balance” and make it “work+life fit.” He discusses how individuals with jobs such as forest rangers, and nurses where your physical presence is required (for the most part) have […]
Often you can find your “fit” not by doing less work, but by working differently. However, there may be certain work+life transitions that require you to reduce the hours you work and the amount of work you do for a period of time. The question then becomes, “How can I work ‘part-time’”? I’m going to […]
New York Newsday Article (9/10/06)–After the Time Out: How to Navigate the Return to the Workforce”by Patricia Kitchen Check out the advice a team of experts (one of whom was me) gave a mom transitioning back into the workforce after being at home full-time for a few years. Two important take-aways for everyone: • It’s […]
I wanted to point out an excellent segment from this past week’s CBS Sunday Morning show entitled, Labor Intensive: Workaholics Take a Decidedly Labor Intensive Approach to Life”. I was interviewed by the producer of this segment a few weeks back and I was pleased to see that they clearly separated those who happily choose […]
Because of the response I received to the posting about my personal struggle not work during July vacation, I decided to analyze recent research findings and commentary related to the vacation+work quandary to see if I could find common themes and solutions. And, as I suspected, in many ways, we are indeed our own worst […]
After a brief hiatus, the Work+Life Fit Blog is back on line! While it may look basically the same on the outside, the entire functionality of the blog has been overhauled and upgraded. What does this mean? I will share a few things I’ve learned since starting my blog in February, 2006: There’s a “blog” […]
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