Are your employees stressed? Is engagement low? Productivity slipping? Turnover increasing? Do you have a "leaky pipeline" especially when it comes to women achieving leadership positions? Are the rising stars in your organization expressing concern about their work-life fit? Is employee health and well-being declining?
In the United States, we should applaud those companies which are taking steps to provide supportive work environments, and recognize that when we discuss work-life organizational supports in a global context, business is only one of the critical actors in supporting a positive work-life environment.
As we mark National Work and Family Month, I began the month without work. Hundreds of thousands of my fellow federal employees also found themselves no longer working. I can't begin to tell you what that feels like after dedicating 15 years of service to America, as a United States veteran and civilian public servant.