"As a time coach, I've found that one of the biggest keys to achieving balance is to start objectively evaluating the fact-based aspects of your schedule, rather than letting a vague sense of fear drive your decisions. No matter how valuable a team member you may be, no one can fit 100 hours of work into 40 hours a week, or even 60 hours. You can start to make changes once you have confidence that the expectations of yourself and others really are unreasonable and that you can set boundaries in a respectful, constructive manner."
We can work remotely and multitask and have flex hours--but doing so means we have to coordinate, collaborate, and communicate in ways we didn't have to 20 years ago. Here's what that extra effort looks like in action.
Resolutions to change behavior are common at this time of year, but they usually involve exercising more or smoking less. Now, some companies are adopting policies aimed at weaning employees from their electronic devices.
These days we're bombarded with information and statistics of all types.
It's hard to know which ones to pay attention to and which ones really are indicators of some much bigger thing that's going on. We've picked out the ones we think are going to influence workplaces in the coming year.
"ATL reporter Mystal says he wrote about this memo from his home office while his 6-week-old son slept in a bassinet at his side. " I don't know this woman," he wrote, "and I don't know what her hopes and dreams are or might have been, but it shouldn't be so damn hard -- in the richest country on Earth -- to have a big-time job and be a loving parent."