It is easy to forget that an organisation is set up to do more than just go about its regular activities to achieve set goals and complete its mission statement. But in truth, as we spend 1/3 of our day at work, it is important that we feel comfortable in our work environment and relaxed and motivated by our colleagues.
The creative spark and process is notoriously resistant to attempts to manage, control and direct it. For most folks, the creative juices and muses simply don't arrive on a set timetable. Leaders, owners and managers can, however, create an environment that contributes to the development of unique and creative ideas.
The recent story of Chicago White Sox slugger Adam LaRoche walking away from a $13 million season contract after being told he had to limit the time his 14-year-old son, Drake, spent with the team (his father's place of work), got us thinking . . . What are typical workplace policies for bringing children to work?