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Work/Life Balance

Based on the research and solutions incorporated into our book,  "Dot Calm: The Search for Sanity in a Wired World," VirtualWorks! offers organizations information and tools to improve productivity, employee satisfaction and workforce retention.

Studies and first-hand experiences of many in all walks of life indicate that people are working longer hours, are under more stress, and quietly yearn for some semblance of balance in their lives. Increasingly, overwork is being identified as not just a stress inducer, but as a very real medical problem leading to heart disease, cancer and other stress-related medical problems.  People are increasingly seeking ways to find balance, and some organizations are beginning to confront the issues seriously and proactively.

How do we find balance in light of conflicting demands? How do we maintain positive relationships with our families when working long hours? How do we deal with the overload created by e-mail, voice mail and the relentless access provided by technology tools that keep us connected to work and information flow almost constantly? In short, how do we live our lives in ways that make us productive and satisfied at work, at home, and in our communities?

Our book,  "Dot Calm: The Search for Sanity in a Wired World," offers answers to many of these questions. This solution-focused resource is based on input of hundreds of busy people via surveys and interviews. They shared their work-life balance struggles - and their solutions for managing all of the demands and competing priorities. Aside from this valuable resource, we're also pleased to offer a unique and special book that addresses the challenges from a different perspective. "Working Too Much Can Make You Grumpy" is a compelling book compromised of the observations and insights of young children who were asked, "Why's it good to not work too much?" Their answers will astound and amaze you - and give any reader pause in light of the insight and stunning truth of their words. Learn more about the book here and watch a captivating video that previews the thoughts of a few of our young contributors to the book.

VirtualWorks! also offers workshops, seminars and keynotes on the issue of work-life balance in the digital age. Our programs and presentations help individuals and organizations address the challenges related to work-life balance. We focus on how individuals can work more productively in the digital age, and our services support the expanding work-life initiatives sponsored by enlightened organizations. We also help organizations establish or improve the integration of technology tools and communication methods for enhanced productivity in the far-reaching and increasingly virtual workplace. Organizations have increasingly come to realize the importance of implementing work-life initiatives in support of their corporate values. Organizations that help workers successfully integrate their personal and work lives find they have more productive employees, retain the best and brightest, and promote innovation.