To kick off 2015, I thought we needed a new logo that more accurately depicts the modern, everyday reality of work and life. The “balance” scales don’t work. The one-dimensional pie chart is inadequate. The new image needed to show the flexible, 3-D, always-changing, multifaceted fit between our work, personal lives and careers. So, I […]
For many of us, another new year means another new calendar; however, if you’re like a majority of all U.S. full-time workers, you’ll start several new calendars or have no calendar at all. This could be one reason why your work-life balance New Year’s resolution usually fails. […]
I was honored when the The Boston Globe asked me to contribute an OpEd to “The Work Issue” they published this past weekend in honor of Labor Day. The article, “Work-life does not imply age, gender, or parenthood,” included the above graphics highlighting results from the recent national study we conducted in partnership with ORC International […]
For those of you who follow the weekly Tweak It Practice, you know that step #1 every seven days is to sit down and celebrate what you DID get done the previous week. That means if you scheduled 10 “tweaks” or small, meaningful actions into your work+life fit and only accomplished 5, give yourself credit […]
Carlos Slim and the founders of Google have identified very real challenges. They should be applauded for starting an important conversation. But any wholesale reduction or reconfiguration of the workweek will require new approaches to compensation, updated employment legislation, and revised team management processes, benefits calculations and internal cost accounting rules to succeed. That will be a heavy lift.
Until now, technology has made only modest contributions to supporting caregivers. Can technology play a more meaningful role in helping caregivers? And how can we accelerate innovation in developing new applications to support caregivers? […]
“Ambivalence” is defined as the coexistence of positive and negative feelings toward the same object or action simultaneously drawing you in opposite directions. According to our new research, full-time U.S. workers see ambivalence when asked about employer commitment to work life flexibility — 46% say their employer’s commitment is strong, while the other 45% aren’t […]
The infographic, below, summaries key findings from our most recent national research report,”Ambivalence is Not a Strategy: Employees Sense Waning Commitment to Flexibility.” […]
NEW Research Finds Employees Sense Weakened Commitment to Work Life Flexibility / Lack of Training Contributes to Eroding Confidence
More than 4 in 10 full-time employees surveyed reported their employer’s commitment to work life flexibility may have waned in the past year, despite the overwhelming availability of workplace flexibility, according to a new research report from the Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit, Inc. (FSG/WLF). […]
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