Leading in a Global Diverse and Fast Paced World: The Important role of Work-Life

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There have been some amazing articles recently about women and power, the dynamics of workload, the role of millennials as future leaders, and why inclusion and diversity are critical to successful global businesses. The common thread that connects these topics is the fabric of organizational culture and the environment that helps employees thrive professionally and personally. Around the world, though work-life is called many different things: work-life balance, integration, harmony, or quality of life, the desire of employees to have engaging professional careers and care for their families is universal.

At the Boston College Center for Work & Family, I work with leading global organizations that recognize the important role that the work-life culture plays in attracting, retaining, developing and engaging an inclusive, healthy, and sustainable workforce. These organizations also recognize that the culture, legal context, gender expectations, family structure, economy, employer-employee relationship, and social norms…

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