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Monday, December 11, 2006

Balance is Good for Business
We've always suspected that employees who can work the schedules they want are good workers. And this is exactly what a recent article in Computerworld says about IT and other business professionals. According to author Mary K. Pratt, "By giving employees flexibility, a company gets a better, more committed workforce that can help keep it up and running, even during natural or man-made catastrophes." Employee morale, retention and productivity improve when people have more control over their lives.

The article provides some interesting statistics from a survey of 1,311 senior executives: 80% said that they would seriously consider turning down (or definitely turn down) a promotion that would hurt their work/life balance. And 87% said that work/life balance is critical in their decisions to join or remain with an employer. These numbers, from an Association of Executive Search Consultants survey in May 2006, point to the value that balance plays in workers at even top executive positions.

So balance isn't just good for individuals and families - it is good for companies as well.


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