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Work Life Fit

Millennials: Too Realistic to Have Children?

Nanette Fondas | Posted 11.07.2013 | Parents
Nanette Fondas

Long work hours, heavy student debt, job and career stress, anticipated work-family conflict and health and social tradeoffs all weighed into the decision to plan or not to plan to have babies.

The Sustainable Workforce: Part of a Global Sustainability Strategy

Elise Jones | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Elise Jones

Let's not overlook how such a workforce plays into the connections among planet, people, and profit as we strive to help ourselves and others not only survive, but thrive.

Why Work-Life Balance Is a False Narrative

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

In spite of the fact that work-life balance as portrayed in the media has become as elusive as the search for the Holy Grail, women continue to desperately seek it out. Consequently, we are left feeling exhausted and guilty for failure to obtain an unachievable goal!

The Impact of Technology on Our Work and Family Lives

Judi Casey | Posted 12.02.2012 | Technology
Judi Casey

As we celebrate National Work and Family month, I'm wondering how increasing usage of information and communication technology affects and will continue to impact today's working families.

The Advice Women Need to Stop Heeding

Kristin Maschka | Posted 11.13.2012 | Women
Kristin Maschka

I'm fed up with people telling women that if they just make the right personal choices at the right time in the right order, then there's no problem fitting career, marriage and kids into their lives. That's a load of crap. If anyone could have PLANNED her way through this, it would have been me.

Finding a Work-Life Fit: Lessons from Marissa Mayer and Anne-Marie Slaughter

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 09.19.2012 | Women
Ellen Galinsky

Our responses to Mayer and Slaughter are holding up a mirror to us, reflecting some societal expectations and behavior that I think should be called into question.

Got Global Work and Family Research?

Judi Casey | Posted 08.19.2012 | Business
Judi Casey

If the inaugural conference of the Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) last week is any indication, global work and family scholarship is thriving.

3 (Unconventional) Career Lessons Learned

Kristin Maschka | Posted 01.22.2012 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Understanding the unpleasant reality of how motherhood impacts my career gave me the motivation to forge my own path, start my own business and find ways to do the work I loved.

My National Work and Family Month Flashback

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

My boss and I were both stopped in our tracks by a pair of assumptions common in many workplaces.

Why Every Organization is Social

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

People, and all the messy politics, social interactions, and relationship complexities that go with them, are part and parcel of work.

The 'I Have to do it all Myself' Trap

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.02.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Caring for others and being cared for is a part of every human being's life. Equality and economics now require women and men to share that responsibility.

Workplace Culture Wars

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.01.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

In the battle between well-intentioned policies and the unwritten rules of any workplace, unwritten rules win every time.

Smart Girl's Guide to the Internet

Kristin Maschka | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents
Kristin Maschka

My grand plan for teaching my daughter about the Internet is a combination of this guide, keeping the computer in the open to use real experience to teach, and enough repeating stuff "over and over" to generate eyerolls.

Education Needs Remodeling, Not "Fixing"

Kristin Maschka | Posted 08.28.2011 | Education
Kristin Maschka

I think fixing misnamed given the spirit of the article and discussion. The popular narrative is all about "fixing" and it frustrates me, especially given my time with these nine California districts this week. Here's why.

Women in Management: Why Progress Has Stalled

Nanette Fondas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nanette Fondas

A recent Government Accounting Office report found that the number of women managers increased only 1 percent between 2000 and 2007. Why such a small increase? The acronym WOMEN can remind us of the barriers still to overcome.

Work-Life Balance: Help Is on the Way

Sheila Lirio Marcelo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Lirio Marcelo

The amount parents spend on child care takes up an average of 15 percent of their household income. For most families, child care is the second-highest monthly expense behind rent or mortgage.