Change is afoot in businesses across America and throughout the world: Dual-earning households continue to grow in record numbers; men and women are taking time off from their careers to take care of children or aging parents and are struggling to find a way back in; and workers at the top and bottom of the pay scale are struggling to balance their jobs and personal lives while making ends meet. At the same time, businesses are looking for creative ways to boost profits and retain their talent rather than eliminating positions to make their numbers. We are, in short, standing on the precipice of a workplace revolution.
The Custom-Fit Workplace explains how to navigate the changing landscape. It reveals cutting-edge strategies for managers, workers, and executives everywhere to fundamentally transform the way we work. Today's tumultuous, 24/7 world is wreaking havoc on the fit between the workplace and workers and, unlessaddressed now, will put our families, health, and communities on a collision course with our jobs. It has never been more urgent to align work and life. The Custom-Fit Workplace shows you how to do this.
Thoroughly grounded in research, The Custom-Fit Workplace distills the best practices that are transforming workplaces across the country, including work-from-home arrangements, results-only work environments, babies-at-work programs, and successful career lane changes. From flexible hours to part-time work strategies, these innovative approaches create win-win solutions for both businesses and employees.
With examples from both private and nonprofit sectors, The Custom-Fit Workplace will help managers and employees at every level forge a unique work-life fit while boosting the bottom line. This is an eminently practical guide for anyone who wants to reshape the workplace, reclaim their lives, and build resilient, effective, and respectful organizations.