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Work-Life Balance For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-71380-8
246 pages
February 2012
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A recent survey conducted by Universum Communication found that work-life balance is No.1 on the list of short-term career goals amongst professionals. But while work-life balance is an increasingly popular term, many of us are still unsure about how to achieve it, or lack the confidence to approach employers to negotiate flexible working hours.

Work-Life Balance for Dummies will offer readers advice and simple strategies to achieve more balance whatever their situation.

Discover how to:

  • Work out your priorities
  • Put off procrastination and improve your time management
  • Move your boss towards work-life balance
  • Cast your net wider and change jobs and employers
  • Plan a relocation

About the author

Jeni Mumford is the author of Life Coaching For Dummies. She is a personal life coach who works with both individuals and organisations on personal development. She runs holistic coaching events in the UK and Italy and is an accredited NLP practitioner.

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About the Authors vii

Foreword by Professor Ronald J. Burke ix

Foreword by The Rt. Hon. Patricia Hewitt, MP xiii

Acknowledgements xvii

Chapter 1 Case Studies and Organisational Learning 1

Chapter 2 The Xerox Corporation 28

Chapter 3 Energyco 44

Chapter 4 Proffirm—The Professional Practice Firm 58

Chapter 5 Printco 71

Chapter 6 Recruitco 86

Chapter 7 Adminco 95

Chapter 8 Charityco 111

Chapter 9 A Long-term View 119

Appendix A Work–Life Integration Change Process 127

Appendix B Work–Personal Life Harmonisation: Visions and

Pragmatic Strategies for Change 129

References 159

Index 163

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