The holidays are a time when stress levels run on high. From money worries to family tensions, from work party glitches to the inability to get desired time off, some people don’t need much more than a Christmas traffic jam, a long line for the restroom, or a funny look from a coworker to snap…. Read more »
Posts Categorized: Work Life Balance
In today’s uncertain economy, many employees feel the pressure to do whatever they can to keep the job that they currently have, in fear that they might not be able to find another job in the midst of today’s high unemployment rate. As a result, some employees may sacrifice work-life balance in exchange for keeping their… Read more »
Not too long ago, the New York Times published the eulogy that Steve Jobs’s sister wrote to celebrate his life at his funeral. With her words, Mona Simpson paints a picture of a man who was commercially successful and had professional presence – and who was larger than life and really knew how to live…. Read more »
In North Dakota, there is a small town where CNN reports that “companies are hiring like crazy, and you can make $15 an hour serving tacos, $25 an hour waiting tables and $80,000 a year driving trucks.” Because of a big oil boom in the area, there are many amazing career development opportunities to be found for… Read more »
For many of us in today’s connected world, our cell phones or other mobile devices have become like another appendage. Some of us take our personal handheld devices to work to be reachable by family members. Others have devices provided to us through our work so that we can be reachable anywhere, even at home…. Read more »
The corporate culture is changing. As a result of a variety of reasons such as the recession, high fuel costs, and technological advances, it is increasingly common for workers to become unchained from their desks and to work at least part of the time at home. But as working from home is on the rise, so… Read more »
The holidays are a time of year that can be tricky to navigate. Personal effectiveness at work may decrease with all of the outside responsibilities and distractions that the holidays bring. This is especially true for employees who already have difficulty maintaining work-life balance. If you are a manager, the time to start planning for the… Read more »
The recession is a time for reflection. According to Vijay Govindarajan in a recent Harvard Business Review blog post, “This is the time for long-term thinking. The best time to prepare for expansion is during recession. Every recession is followed by growth.” As you use the recession as a time to take stock and reassess your… Read more »
Are you looking for a surefire way to decrease company healthcare costs and increase employee enthusiasm and personal effectiveness? Perhaps you should consider leading the crusade to install or update the fitness room at the office or to offer discounts for your employees to join local health clubs. Indeed, improving the fitness of your workforce… Read more »
Do you remember the antsy, excited, distracted feeling you used to have as a kid during the last few weeks of school before summer vacation? It was hard to stay focused on work when you knew what you had to look forward to: warm weather, family vacations and a more relaxed schedule. It turns out… Read more »
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