The Custom-Fit Workplace: Choose When, Where, and How to Work and Boost Your Bottom Line
June 2010, Jossey-Bass
In this book, Blades and Fondas offer business professionals an indispensable handbook for transforming the way we work and breaking free from the old, inflexible, 40-hour workweek. The authors show creative ways for individuals to fit work requirements with life obligations, and persuade managers to adopt these custom-fit work strategies to improve their bottom line. Readers will finish the book convinced of the place of custom-fit work arrangements in today’s workplaceand of how honoring employees’ lives outside of work is an effective and innovative strategy for both managers and organizations. Featuring compelling stories of companies like Jet Blue, Ernst & Young, and Best Buy, the book profiles strategies that are gaining traction in workplaces across the country:
· New twists on traditional flexible hours and part-time work strategies
· Virtual workplaces
· Results-Only Work Environments (ROWEs)
· “Babies at Work” programs
· “On ramp and off ramp” opportunities
Practical and engaging, The Custom-Fit Workplace provides individuals and employers the tools they need to be successful and happy both at work and in life.
2 The Custom-Fit Workplace: Business Benefits.
3 Flexibility at Work: The Basics of Custom Fit.
4 Virtually Perfect: The Promises of Remote Work.
5 Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Job and Career Lane Changes.
6 Contract Work and On-Demand Talent: A Fit for Some.
7 When Babies Go to Work: A Simple Solution to a Common Need.
8 A More Perfect Union: The New Face of Labor and Custom Fits.
9 From High Stress to High Commitment: Workplaces Rooted in Respect.
10 The Custom-Fit Future: Moving Forward.
About the Authors.
Joan Blades (bottom) is co-founder of MomsRising.org, MoveOn.org, and the software company BerkeleySystems. Nominated one of Time magazine's Most Influential People, she was named 2003 Woman of the Year by Ms. magazine.
Nanette Fondas (top) is author of award-winning articles and research on management, organizations, and work. Featured regularly in The Huffington Post, Yes! Magazine, and her blog, MomsRising.org, she earned a doctorate from Harvard Busi?ness School and a master's from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.