No one at SAS made me feel like I had to choose between working or getting my child therapy. My managers just made it work. And, during those times, I worked harder for SAS than I ever did before, because I felt so grateful.
I have worked at other companies where just leaving my desk to grab a quick bite to eat would leave me riddled with guilt. The reality is, if we aren't taking care of ourselves, productivity and creativity suffer.
Fiona McNeill is Global Product Marketing Manager at SAS, co-author of The Heuristics in Analytics: A Practical Perspective of What Influences Our Analytical World. The following are her December, 2013 Q&A responses.
Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.
As the humidity creeps up and the air thickens, I can't help but think about the time I spent in Norway last month. For those looking for a different kind of vacation this summer, it makes sense to go north.