I’ve recapped some of the material from this site in a new piece in The Huffington Post as part of their Great Work Cultures series.
It’s fantastic that so many working moms and dads are talking about the importance of work flexibility. But I am not a parent.
Lest anyone think that it’s been all fun and games in Hawaii, I’d like to note that I have been here working, just as I work from home the rest of the year.
Have you ever noticed that if you have six hours to do something, you get it done in six, but if you have three hours to do that same thing, you get it done in three? Or that the less you have on your plate, the longer it takes you? If so, then like me, you may be a procrastinator. But never fear: being a procrastinator is not only common, it’s also not necessarily a bad thing.
In this capitalist world, money is a necessity. But it’s an extrinsic motivator, not an intrinsic one.
There is no place for a “best attendance” or “never tardy” award at work.
After writing my recent post “If You Build It, She Will Come,” I was left with a nagging feeling that I was missing something about why women in particular seem so much more inclined to leave the workplace rather than men. Do women have an inherent need to find more meaning in work than men do, and do they leave because that unique need is unfulfilled?
You don’t foster fairness in the workplace with blanket edicts that treat different circumstances in exactly the same way. And you don’t maximize productivity by squeezing a few extra ounces of it out of your least productive employees.