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Work/life balance is a problem in the United States, say 89 percent of 1,043 Americans in survey findings released September 1, 2010.

And while more than two-thirds of 613 full- and part-time workers say they have adequate balance in their lives, the recession has upended that balance for 31 percent of workers. When that happens, time with family is the first thing affected, followed by personal down time.

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March 24, 2011

Influencing organizational leaders is the top priority in making lasting, effective organizational changes aimed at meeting the need of today’s workforce for flexibility, says Brad Harrington, director of Boston College Center for Work & Family.

It must be part of a three-prong approach that includes helping individuals manage their careers and effective HR policies and programs that allow for work/life initiatives, he said during a Sept. 9, 2008, web conference.

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February 22, 2011

A sound telecommuting strategy increases productivity, job satisfaction and work/life flexibility significantly, according to a recent survey conducted by a global Internet solutions company among its workforce.

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February 7, 2011

As CEOs ponder how deeply to cut costs during tough economic times, many are fine-tuning their internal operations, says a recent survey.

They are bolstering customer service, internal communications and the quality of the company culture, according to the 2008 Management Action Programs Inc. (MAP) Quarterly CEO Survey.

Managing internal change—any kind of change process that ties directly back to an organization’s goals—also is increasing in importance; it’s one of the top five greatest challenges CEOs face, according to survey results.

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December 1, 2010

A sound telecommuting strategy increases productivity, job satisfaction and work/life flexibility significantly, according to a recent survey conducted by a global Internet solutions company among its workforce.

Conducted in late 2008 with 1,992 employees, Cisco Systems Inc. looked at commuting patterns, technology barriers, environmental impacts, work quality, productivity, employee satisfaction and the advantages of flexible lifestyles.

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October 19, 2010

Human resource executives command many tools to foster innovative workplace cultures.

When U.S. athlete Dick Fosbury sailed over the high jump bar at 7 feet, 4¼ inches during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, he set a record with the "Fosbury Flop."

Twisting his body, he arched his back to sail over the bar with his feet above his head. The odd technique was a revolution from previous methods—the scissors kick, the California western roll, the straddle—and garnered Fosbury a gold medal and a place in history. It soon came to be the dominant method of high jumping.

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August 18, 2010