Magazine article Work & Family Life

Finding a Work+life Fit That's Right for You

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Finding a Work+life Fit That's Right for You

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Finding a work+life fit that's right for you

Eighty-five percent of the U.S. workforce currently lives with some form of family; the remaining 15% has friends and family for whom they feel responsible. In other words, says Cali Yost in her helpful book, Work + Life, it's not just employees with children who want a better work-life fit, it's anyone who has a life outside of work that he or she values.

What is work-life fit? Like the term work-life balance, work+life fit describes how work interacts with the rest of your life. But it does not imply that your ultimate goal is to find "balance" by dividing your time and energy equally between two separate spheres.

Given the realities, work may at this time be the predominate focus of your life, while at other times it may only "fit" partially, or maybe even not at all. …

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