Brigid Schulte, one of the speakers at our 25th Anniversary Conference, shares her thoughts on the lack of recognition that work-life issues are really central to our society. "That these issues have languished so long on the Mommy track/Women's Initiative backwater is nothing short of a colossal failure of imagination. Now it's up to all of us to get real, to think bigger, and begin to make the real changes we all need in order to live a good life not in 2102, but in 2016."
Employees are increasingly having to balance family and work domains. On one hand, the prolonged economic crisis is forcing many to work longer hours. On the other hand, and different from the past, there is now a stronger societal pressure on individuals to fully participate in every area of life, without affecting other areas.
As a consequence, work-family tensions arise since employees are less capable of participating as they would like, or are expected to, in the meaningful domains of their life.
James Kerr goes on record as designating 2016, "The Year of the Millennial."
There is no doubt in his mind that this year represents a tipping point among the number of 30-somethings reaching the management ranks of organizations around the globe. Because of this build-up of critical mass, we can assume that these newly minted Gen Y managers will greatly influence this year's business agenda.
Here are 8 business predictions for how the coming year will be shaped by Millennial-inspired sensibilities.
New research released today shows that workers at a Fortune 500 company who participated in a pilot work flexibility program voiced higher levels of job satisfaction and reduced levels of burnout and psychological stress than employees within the same company who did not participate.
This is the first time a randomized controlled trial has been used to measure the effects of workplace flexibility in a U.S. firm.
Work/Life Balancing Act: In 2016, reclaiming boundaries will be a big trend Miami Herald
When I welcomed 2016, I resolved to become more productive during the workday and spend more quality evening time with my family. Many of you started the new year with similar intentions to reclaim boundaries and improve your work/life balance. Fortunately, a number of work/life trends are taking hold to help us with our resolutions.
Expectations surrounding education have spun out of control. On top of a seven-hour school day, our kids march through hours of nightly homework, daily sports practices and band rehearsals, and weekend-consuming assignments and tournaments. Each activity is seen as a step on the ladder to a top college, an enviable job and a successful life.