August 2012, Volume 2, Issue 8

Happy August, everyone!

My favorite article this month, by Anne-Marie Slaughter, may be my favorite article this year, or at least the best article on work-life balance I have read in a long time. After spending the last 7 years trying to work part-time to spend time with my daughter, and observing mother-colleagues of mine attempt to do the same, I have seen first-hand how often part-time work equates with “less committed to the organization” in the minds of others, both colleagues and leadership.  Some organizations won’t even consider part-time workers due to those same inaccurate assumptions. This article is a must-read for anyone juggling work and family, and for those who work with them.  

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Chanel Helgason, MD

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