The Custom-Fit Workplace: A Guide for Happy Employees and a Productive Workplace
Work isn't working. In a 24/7 work culture, leaving the office doesn't necessarily mean leaving work. Men and women are struggling to balance work and life commitments: raising children, taking care of aging parents, or just making ends meet and taking care of themselves. At the same time, dual earning households are increasing in numbers, and many are having a difficult time returning to their jobs if they take time off.
United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius once told TIME Magazine We live in a society where too many people make workers choose–do you want to be a good parent, or do you want to be a good worker. But early in her career, as executive director of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, she took her two infant sons to work with her–a custom-fit, flexible work policy that allowed her to meet her responsibilities at home and on the job, without sacrificing one for the other.
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