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Work-life imbalance - A global problem getting worse

"Society is changing but the way we think about work life isn't. Everyone knows the present organization of work does not work, but nobody is ready to translate this into actual practice, despite this having serious implications for gender equality and life satisfaction."

This quote by a Dutch man is taken from a paper by Rhonda Rappaport, Suzan Lewis......

Full article >>> ion in several countries. In Norway for example, the problem of work-life imbalance still largely exists despite all the support for work- personal life harmonization offered by the Norwegian state and companies.

In the Netherlands innovative government measures have also been implemented but global pressures seem to be undermining them because of the perception that competitiveness rests......

Full article >>> being across the world. The rise of new forms of globalization and technology add a super boost to work-personal life tensions.

Compounding these problems is the limited thinking currently about:
Alternatives to current implementations of market economies that also value people
Changing men-women relationships at all levels of society
Valuing those who `want a life' outside......

Full article >>> al, obsessively ambitious or willing to sacrifice their personal life. The workplace talks balance but acts workaholic. This must change or nothing will happen. It must also be recognized that workers and employers have separate agendas but these need not be mutually exclusive. Tradeoffs are possible that can satisfy both sides. Serious attempts must be made to find them. Policies that respect bot......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Tony DiRomualdo 06/22/06


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