National Work & Family Month

take your child to work day

Well it is National Work & Family Month by an act of Congress! I wonder if members of Congress plan to spend a little more time with their families in the spirit of the act. Even though the economy is still limping along, companies can take a moment to recognize the intersection of work and family and note how that intersection can be a source of energy for an employee's overall well-being. Keep in mind: We can't manufacture more time, we can only choose how we will spend it. So how about it senior leaders, perhaps now is the time to communicate to employees that this month should be special. Maybe you can take the lead by encouraging employees (by example) to try to make it home for dinner a few extra days this month.

What do you think?

Written by: Andrea Wicks Bowles

About the Author

Andrea Wicks Bowles at Bright Horizons

As Senior Consultant, Director Global Initiatives, Horizons Workforce Consulting, Andrea works with Bright Horizons clients to enhance the effectiveness of their employees and strengthen their position as an employer of choice. Her knowledge of global child care policies, organizational effectiveness, and work/life industry trends combined with analytical skills is used to help clients uncover their unique issues and challenges. Andrea, a frequent speaker at work/life conferences, is a key contributor to Bright Horizons' research investigations.