5. You feel healthier. Flexible scheduling is about give and take: employers give the freedom to head out early or come in
The current rules around paid leave don't account for the realities of today's employees and families. Thankfully, rules
And it also helps tech companies. For example, when it comes to meeting deadlines, Katharine believes moms have an advantage
It is easy to forget that an organisation is set up to do more than just go about its regular activities to achieve set goals and complete its mission statement. But in truth, as we spend 1/3 of our day at work, it is important that we feel comfortable in our work environment and relaxed and motivated by our colleagues.
While it can be difficult to adopt a positive attitude in this situation, it's crucial to do so. Additionally, this process can be alleviated by focusing on the specific ways that the change can be ultimately valuable to your career. Let's take a look at a few of them.
From extended paid maternity leave to breast milk shipping on the company's tab, employers nationwide are embracing new and innovative family-friendly benefits.
In April 2014, weeks before Mother's Day, the ad agency Mullen Lowe released a powerful video, "World's Toughest Job," to
The creative spark and process is notoriously resistant to attempts to manage, control and direct it. For most folks, the creative juices and muses simply don't arrive on a set timetable. Leaders, owners and managers can, however, create an environment that contributes to the development of unique and creative ideas.
Many employers still have not fully embraced a flexible schedule for their employees. I can only assume it is because they fear that employees will take advantage of them, become unproductive, and inevitably cost them money.
When workplace flexibility first came to be during the 1970s in the United States, it was mostly known as "flex time": adjusting one's start and end times to primarily accommodate working parents dropping children off and picking them up from school or daycare.
1. I've developed strong bonds with colleagues in a short amount of time There's something more intimate about seeing people
I get up from my desk and sneak over to the conference room hoping that no one sees me. It is the only place in the building with a window that looks out over the parking lot. Crap, his car is still there. Come on man, go home already, it's 5:45 on a Friday night.
Doing nothing is also a choice, but it cannot be a step forward for you or your business. Progress is the lifeblood of the American people and has been the cornerstone of this country's success. It is not a question of 'if' or 'why', but 'when' and 'how' you and your company adapts.
The recent story of Chicago White Sox slugger Adam LaRoche walking away from a $13 million season contract after being told he had to limit the time his 14-year-old son, Drake, spent with the team (his father's place of work), got us thinking . . . What are typical workplace policies for bringing children to work?
What would your life be like if you--not your boss--got to choose where, when, and how you worked?