Take the Work+Life Fit Reality Check Quiz and test your own personal work+life fit reality, then scroll down for Holiday Work+Life Fit Tip #3: Checking In and Readjusting. If you read last week’s blog, you know that we officially released the results from our first annual Work+Life Fit™ Reality Check Survey. Very exciting! The survey […]
STEREOTYPES BLOCK WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRESS ACCORDING TO RESULTS OF FIRST ANNUAL WORK+LIFE FIT REALITY CHECK New Year’s Resolutions are Bound to Fail as Research Finds Rigid Thinking about Workplace Flexibility Those New Year’s resolutions about work-life balance are bound to fail, according to new research, as stereotypes continue to block the progress of employees trying […]
WSJ–Data Prove “Opting Out” Becoming a Work/Life Balance Strategy with Potentially Negative Financial Consequences
Is There Another Way? Yes! But We Don’t Hear About It Until Now… Sue Shellenbarger’s terrific article in today’s Wall Street Journal offers sobering proof that one of my fears is coming true: “Opting out” is becoming a work/life balance management strategy that is no longer limited to high-income mothers. It is trickling down to […]
You may have heard a loud “Thank You!” coming from the New Jersey area this week as I read the following quote from Carol Bartz, Executive Chairman of Autodesk. In a Wall Street Journal article by Carol Hymowitz, entitled “View From the Top,” Ms. Bartz said that “The word ‘balance’ should be banished from women’s […]
You’ve decided what you want your holiday work+life fit (or work/life balance) to look like — what activities you’d like to try to participate in, what days you’d like to try to take off, etc. Now, it’s time to figure out in advance how you are going to manage technology to help you achieve your […]
My Eldercare VICTORY!–Mom 1, Cancer 0: Why “Exceptional Caregiving” Will Transform the Work-Life Balance Debate
Special Note: Scroll down to the end for my Holiday Work+Life “Fit” Tip #1—Finding Time and Making It Happen! Work+life “fit” means strategically managing the boundary between your work and life in response to personal and professional transitions. It’s difficult to plan when a transition occurs, but it pays to consider what your fit might […]
Lisa Belkin’s “Opting Out” Mea Culpa? Unintended Consequences of an Article That Took On a Life of Its Own
I’m going to begin by making two important points. First, after a decade in the work+life field I can honestly say that everyone I’ve met or worked with approaches their particular area of interest and focus with the best of intentions. And second, I applaud anyone brave enough to stand up and call out a […]
Oh, no! I continue to pray that dads resist the rabbit hole of “daddy wars” that have distracted moms from real work+life issues for too many years. My desire to get all of us–men and women in all stages of life–to focus on the real issues prompted me to start writing my book seven years […]
A couple of news items came to my attention related to some very interesting work+life “balance” related trends underway in England. One relates to the country’s upcoming election and another relates to an interesting survey. First, David Cameron, is the 39-year old Conversative leader whom I blogged about back in May. Well, according to political […]
One of the many reasons I started this blog was to share the important and interesting work being done by the dedicated professionals in the Work-Life field. Unfortunately, much of this work is never covered by the mainstream media. Yet it ultimately influences how we collectively combine work and life. So I love passing it […]
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