SURVEY: What Would Your Dream Work/Life Balance Look Like?
We all feel the stress of too much to do and not enough time—and possibly the most time-pressed of us all are parents with full-time jobs. Some companies are attempting to address these work-life challenges to make more productive employees who stick around longer. Sabrina Parsons, the CEO of one of these companies, will be featured in a segment of Al-Jazeera America's program America Tonight on Monday, April 21.
As part of that segment, we're taking a survey of our community to find out: What work/life policies would you want, if any? If you have a job, does your employer offer any flexibility? Do you think parent-friendly policies work? Take our survey and make your voice heard.
Oct. 20, 2010, Strasbourg: European Parliament member Licia Ronzulli with her baby. Image: UPPA/ZUMAPRESS.com.
Sabrina Parsons used to be part of the cutthroat tech world of Silicon Valley, where putting in long hours and forgoing time off are often viewed as badges of honor. But once she became a parent, she revolted against that culture. Now the CEO of Palo Alto Software, Parsons lets employees bring their kids into the office any time they like. Monday on America Tonight, the flagship show of the new Al Jazeera America news channel, correspondent Michael Okwu profiles Parsons and her unique efforts to create an office culture that better balances career and family. America Tonight airs weeknights at 9 p.m. ET/6 PT and again at midnight ET/9 p.m. PT. Find out if your cable provider carries Al Jazeera America: aljazeera.com/getajam.
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