The empowering new 3-step guide to combining work and life strategically, creatively, and successfully.
The message is simple: Work doesn't have to be all or nothing. There are countless combinations of work and life between these extremes. People can change the way work fits into their lives, in a way that's good for employees and employers.
Work+Life provides the tools to adjust the "work" portion of life in order to have more time and/or energy for personal responsibilities and interests. Even a small change can make a big difference. Industry expert Cali Yost has been working with people on all sides of the issue: employees and managers at companies such as General Electric/NBC, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, and Ernst & Young, and EAPs nationwide that help companies help their employees. They all say the same thing-Work+Life is the missing piece of the puzzle, putting readers on the cutting edge of the workplace revolution.
Work is no longer necessarily a nine-to-five proposition: "Those external, company-mandated boundaries between your life and work disappeared; yet nothing replaced them," Yost writes. In this volume, the author argues that, in order to maintain a life outside work, one must think creatively and establish personal boundaries--what she calls the work+life fit. In this information-packed volume, she explains how to do it. Illustrating each point with stories of real people who found a good work and life fit, Yost takes readers through the process of seeing the possibilities for a creating non-standard work schedule, asking for what they want, getting to yes with the professional powers-that-be, and practical, logistical tips for making a program that works for them. It's a goal-oriented book: each chapter has a clearly defined objective, such as "to ensure that your work+life fit is compatible with the tasks and responsibilities of your job, your workload and scheduling." With Americans working harder and longer today than they did 20 years ago, many readers may appreciate this scheduling guide, which is as much pro-business as it is pro-personal life.
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December 27, 2004
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