Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Custom-Fit Workplace

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Book Review - The Custom-Fit Workplace

About the Book
The Custom-Fit Workplace, out this month, is more than a book about options for making the modern workplace work better for employers and their employees; it’s a guide for making the workplace more nimble, trust-based and profitable.  And the new web site that serves as a companion to the book is more than a resource for information; it’s a place where people can share their own experiences with workplaces that do and don’t allow workers flexible workdays, virtual work options or accommodate caregiving needs.  The web site is also part of an exciting initiative spearheaded by MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization of more than a million people working to achieve economic security for all families in the U.S.  The Custom-Fit Workplace initiative involves advocacy and outreach to raise awareness of the important of flexible workplace practices.
In addition to a place to share stories and ideas,  features a blog, and links to research that provides evidence of the benefits to businesses of instituting programs and policies that help employees successfully blend their work responsibilities with their life obligations.  The research shows how employee-friendly workplaces can: improve financial performance; cut costs; and retain committed workers and build loyalty.
Through, MomsRising and the authors of The Custom-Fit Workplace, Joan Blades and Nanette Fondas, hope to help employees and employers implement existing successful strategies for creating custom-fit workplaces and also suggest new strategies.
On people can also sign up to receive emails with news, resources, articles, blogs and information about events related to creating and maintaining a custom-fit workplace, and join a community that is helping to reshape the way we work in the 21st Century.
My Take on the Book
As a manager I appreciated how this book was written. I work with many women, and it is important for me to be able to understand the challenges and decisions that many of them face in balancing their careers and families. This book a great job at helping women to understand the questions to ask and what the best environment may be for them as they work through this balancing act. 

I can see this book as being quite inspirational to women, and for me as a man and a manager, I must say that this book is a must have for any manager who works with women.

If this book sounds like something you would like in your own library, you can find it on Amazon!

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