The Custom-Fit Workplace (Hardcover)
Choose When, Where, and How to Work and Boost Your Bottom Line
Jossey-Bass, 9780470633533, 226pp.
Publication Date: August 9, 2010
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 workplace--and 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.