At certain times in your life and career, you might want to officially reset your work+life fit to telework, shift your hours, compress your workweek or reduce your schedule.
Major life transitions happen. You decide to go back to school. Your partner relocates. You have a baby. Your baby becomes a teenager. An adult family member gets sick. Your commute becomes an unbearable and unnecessary waste of time, or you want to work as you ease into retirement.
Don't quit! Create, negotiate and implement a formal flexible work plan that meets your needs and the needs of your job.
For a formal flexible work plan to succeed, one size does not fit all.
Shift your mindset to see the possibilities. Understand the common roadblocks related to success, fear and in-the-box-thinking that can derail your plan. Learn how to come to the table with a proposal that considers your needs and the realities of your job.
Unfortunately, most people don’t follow these steps and their formal flexible work plans fail. Not anymore!
Read: Work+Life: Finding the Fit That's Right for You (Riverhead/Penguin Group, 2004). In her first book, FSG/WLF's CEO and founder, Cali Williams Yost, led the effort to show people how to create, negotiate and implement a formal flexible work plan that officially changed how, when or where they worked for a period of time.
Check out: Bookmark It! "Work+Life Fit in 5 Days" Series Wrap-up (Video). Highlights and excerpts from Work+Life in a 5 day series of blog posts.
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- Get Your Flex Plan a Fair Hearing and Prepare for ALL Outcomes
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