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Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work: A Guide for Leaders and Organizations by Tracy Brower, Tracy Brower

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CHAPTER 7

Aligning with Global Work

Many organizations and employees are finding that work is increasingly global in nature. This chapter provides recommendations for how to make global work effective, and how to provide work-life supports for more global types of work. It also addresses social networking as a tool for connecting employees and thus bringing work to life.

GLOBAL WORK, NEW DEMANDS

In my study of work-life supports, I find that when companies have a greater proportion of work that is global, they tend to be more amenable to providing work-life supports. There are a few reasons for this. When employees are working with individuals from other countries and time zones, companies—even those that consider themselves to be more traditional ...

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