Sunday, March 25, 2012
I attended a great webinar on work place flexibility. It was great. If there is anything I am passionate about, it is flexibility on all levels. The modern stress factors, and the fact that one out of every 2 people will be caring for an older parent or family member or neighbor in the next five years was astounding. It's not just about working moms, but older workers, two-income families, and increased stress and I loved it because telework and telecommuting were discussed as well as different locations to work during the year, shorter work week, and differnet options for time off during the day to attend to responsibilities. There is less time for ourselves, and for spouses, and relationships are suffering. It's about understanding your employee and their needs which leads to greater productivity and morale. I heard about work-sharing and work-family balance in industrial social work classes twenty years ago. Now they speak about work/family merge or integration. Koraling Lynne This was sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management.