Saturday, May 12, 2007

Flexible Freedom

Here is something to think about - Each of us are responsible for our own flexible freedom. According to Tory Johnson, CEO of Women for Hire and workplace contributor on Good Morning America, Here's How:

  1. Work Life Balance is Bunk: Having a perfectly balanced life is an unrealistic standard for most people. There will always be trade-offs and compromises to be made. Don't be so hard on yourself, lighten up and let things fall into place.
  2. Force the issue of Flexibility:If your place of employment doesn't offer a formal flex program, be a trailblazer and speak up to start one. Work with your employer to create a trial program with specific benchmarks for communication.
  3. Think Creatively about Flextime:True Flextime comes in all different forms to suit each unique individual. There's working from home, compressed schedules, job sharing, and part-time schedules. Pick a plan that works best for you.
  4. Focus on Performance: Flexible work arrangements are accomodations, not entitlements. Strong performers are much more likely to have their personal needs met than slackers.