A new study from the Center for WorkLife Law reports on this phenomenon in the legal profession. The report identifies over 50 entrepreneurial businesses that offer lawyers jobs with better work-life balance than large law firms offer. Big Law, meet New Law.
"Top-tier employers may be changing their official policies in a nod to work-life balance, but brutal competition remains an inescapable component of workers' daily lives. . . .As Professor Frank, who has written a book about the phenomenon known as winner-take-all economics, explains, the basic problem is that the rewards for ascending to top jobs at companies like Netflix and Goldman Sachs are not just enormous, they are also substantially greater than at companies in the next tier down.
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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.