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March 12, 2013
This article originally appeared in Fast Company . As the clocks and walls that used to divide work from the other parts of life began to disappear, I started to search for new, modern ways to make what matters happen both on and off the job. For almost two decades, I’ve worked in the trenches with hundreds of companies and tens of thousands of individuals. I’ve helped make workplaces more flexible and given people the tools and skills to manage the fit between their work, career, and personal lives. And, in the process, I’ve discovered a group I call the work+life fit “naturals.” The “...
August 31, 2010
In 1995, I graduated from business school and began working for Families and Work Institute developing and implementing work+life strategies. I often joke that I’m probably the first, and last, student to walk the halls of Columbia Business School publicly professing the desire to become a work+life strategy consultant. But my previous experience as a line manager at a bank had opened my eyes to an irrefutable truth: it’s a strategic imperative to help employees flexibly manage the way work fits into their lives day-to-day and at major career and personal transitions. It’s not just a nice...
May 26, 2010
The economy continues to teeter between recession and recovery, and we are being asked to do more with less both at work and in the rest of our lives. As a result, the challenge of how to manage it all remains front and center for many, including mothers. In our quest for big answers, sometimes we forget that simply re-framing how we think about, talk about, and approach an issue can make a big difference. Try this...instead of enduring the ongoing daily frustration of never achieving "work/life balance," focus on optimizing your unique "work+life fit." Here are three reasons why the shift...