Last Sunday we played golf with some friends.? To make it interesting, Marty suggested that in addition to keeping our scores, we count putts.? Putting is the part of the game that should be the great equalizer.? Doesn’t matter if you’re a long hitter, straight hitter; when you putt, accuracy is all that counts.
Do employees who have access to resources that help them balance their work and family care responsibilities experience better health? Are these same employees more engaged and productive?
In an effort to answer these questions, Bright Horizons teamed up with Dr. Jamie Ladge of Northeastern University to conduct a groundbreaking study examining the benefits of utilizing employer-sponsored family care supports.
Last week I had a conversation with a young mom who juggles the responsibilities of an eight and six year old with the many tasks of her job running a small drop-in medical clinic.? It wasn’t an unusual conversation, but rather the story of thousands of moms and dads who try to do their best for their children and for the jobs they hold.
Have you ever had to deliver some bad news’ Did you ever have to be the voice of a tough message’ If you supervise folks in the workplace, chances are you’ve faced this kind of situation often.? These difficult economic times have spawned layoffs, cutbacks, and other major changes in the workplace that have led to many a difficult conversation.
So starts the documentary New York Street Games.? Narrated by Hector Elizondo, this film takes us to the streets of Brooklyn, the Bronx, the lower East Side, to see children playing on the sidewalks and streets.
At the Bright Horizons Regional Client Conference in New York a few weeks ago, there was a lot of talk about the coming together of technology at the workplace and the continuing requests for more flexibility.? The former has made the latter a greater possibility.
I felt vindicated when I read Carlton Stowers’ article entitled A Debt of Gratitude in the March 15th issue of the American Airlines magazine.? Stowers, himself an author, was taken to task years ago when he mentioned to a convention of librarians that his own son was a voracious reader of the young adult book series by S.
My gym has an interesting sign.? It’s a ’Perceived Exertion Index? with a number and color code.? 1 – 2 is blue for ’not tired at all.?? 3 ’ 4 is green indicating ’a little tired.
Do you have any idea how many people in the U.S. are currently caring for a child, older adult, other loved one or a friend’ 65.7 million!? The health care debate has stirred a lot of controversy about what role government should or should not play, but you cannot argue that there are millions of folks who are working and have caregiving responsibilities.
Earlier this month I attended the inaugural Care Summit 2010 and heard from leaders of all aspects of caregiving.
For a number of years I treated my direct reports to a golf lesson with a local pro.? Actually, I’m not sure everyone thought of the experience at first as a treat.? Some had never picked up a club except at a miniature golf course, some had had some frustrating experiences with this challenging game, but all were willing to give it a try.? The pro was patient and had a great sense of humor, the days were warm and sunny, and more than a few of these good sports showed some real talent for the game.