Workplace Flexibility: Why It’s More Than Just Flexible Hours

When most people think of "flexibility," we usually think about physical flexibility.  In contrast, flex in the workplace is often synonymous with temporal (or time-based) flexibility -- in other words, flex-time, compressed work weeks, or telecommuting.  But neither one of these definitions encompasses the full range of flexible options that employers can and should offer their workers -- especially … Continue reading Workplace Flexibility: Why It’s More Than Just Flexible Hours

The Compassionate Workplace: What It Is, Why It’s Missing, and How It Contributes to Organizational Success

Should we expect to find compassion in our workplaces – or should we check our emotions at the door in order to be more productive at work?   Is workplace compassion a “nice to have” bonus at work – or is it an organizational imperative for innovation and profitability?  According to recent research, compassion may be … Continue reading The Compassionate Workplace: What It Is, Why It’s Missing, and How It Contributes to Organizational Success

Working Hard, Working Smart, and Not Working

We’ve all heard about the importance of working hard and how it manifests into a strong work ethic. We’ve also been advised to use technology to help us work smart by prioritizing and multitasking our activities. We've been told that this concentrated focus on work is what creates success. But we're rarely told to personally celebrate our achievements … Continue reading Working Hard, Working Smart, and Not Working

Introducing Flexible Work Schedules: 10 Factors to Ensure Productivity and Success

Workplace flexibility. All employees want it…most employers say they provide it…but few fully harness its benefits. Whether you’re seeking work-life balance, trying to reduce employee burnout, or responding to new paradigms at how work is done, you need to consider 10 critical factors before introducing flexible work arrangements in the workplace. 10 Factors to Consider … Continue reading Introducing Flexible Work Schedules: 10 Factors to Ensure Productivity and Success

7 Time Wasters That Destroy Work-Life Balance (VIDEO)

It's tough to balance the conflicting responsibilities of our work and personal lives. It's equally as difficult for organizations to effectively schedule the demands place on their employees. Maybe it's because we're exhausted, but (despite our best efforts) we all waste time. Often, the time that employees "waste" might be the result of attempts to … Continue reading 7 Time Wasters That Destroy Work-Life Balance (VIDEO)