From Cali Williams Yost at Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit
My organization recently spent six weeks with 40 employees at Quest Diagnostics, a leader in diagnostic information services, including lab-based employee wellness services. Our goal was to provide the group with the skills to identify what matters the most, on and off then job, and then make those priorities happen in a way that sustained both well being and high performance.
In her article, Juliet Bourke (Partner, Human Capital at Deloitte Australia) considers our complicity in creating and maintaining the overwhelmed employee (in ourselves and others). She considers some hindering methods of work, and encourages us to use technology wisely, hold meaningful meetings, be creative, and ultimately, be more productive.
The overworked, the underworked. The Great Divide. It’s odd to wrap the phrase “work-life” around the situations of these two groups of people, yet it does apply to both. (This post can also be found on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-hardman/what-the-overworked-and-u_b_5945960.html )