"So this week, we'd like to ask you: Is it a smart move for a company to make work-life balance policies? Do you think forcing a little time away from the office may ultimately make workers more happy and productive? Would you distrust a no-Saturdays play like Goldman's, or would a policy like that entice you to work for a company?Our goal, with this assessment, is to consider you as a whole person, by asking questions across multiple dimensions of your life.
"In exciting news for earned sick days and paid family and medical leave advocates across the country, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has issued a new policy statement supporting steps to create paid leave policies. This is a tremendous endorsement for paid leave campaigns, as well as for millions of U.S. workers who currently lack any access paid leave."
Congratulations to Alison Konrad and Yang Yang whose article "Is using work-life interface benefits a career-limiting move? An examination of women, men, lone parents, and parents with partners" in the Journal of Organizational Behavior was selected as the recipient of the 2013 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.
The Danger of Wellness Programs: Don't Become the Next Penn State
Harvard Business Review Blog Network
"Wellness is supposed to "empower" employees but instead did just the opposite at Penn State. Ironically, the only thing that has empowered Penn State employees has been fighting back against this misdirected wellness tyranny. Instead of creating what one of Penn State's health care suppliers called a "culture of wellness," Penn State has created a culture of resentment."
San Francisco is proposing a family friendly workplace ordinance protecting workers who ask for flexible work schedules or engage in caregiving. Research shows that the ordinance is good for working families, employers, and the community.