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For women to have it all, we have to change the way we work

For women to have it all, we have to change the way we work | Baby Boomers in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Who said we could have it all, anyway?This notion is a media myth that somehow translated the idea that women should not be excluded from any sphere on the basis of sex into the sexy but fallacious view…...

 

The point made in this piece also applys to the Baby Boomer generation, males and females, as many of them sustain working for decades longer than their parents generation.  Flexibility in hours and choice about when we work those hours is key to keeping us in the workforce  - and happy and satisifed to be so.

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Older women – the best investment for employers

Older women – the best investment for employers | Baby Boomers in the Workforce | Scoop.it
There we have it! Research finally supports what we women have always known: the older and wiser they get the more older women have to give.
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All this and we'll keep on paying taxes too!  Seems a no brainer that the economy in Oz needs more of us participating.

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Will added flexibility mean more security gates for businesses? - Hometownlife.com

Will added flexibility mean more security gates for businesses? - Hometownlife.com | Baby Boomers in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Will added flexibility mean more security gates for businesses?
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Great Leaders Build A Culture of Courage In A Climate Of Fear

Great Leaders Build A Culture of Courage In A Climate Of Fear | Baby Boomers in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Fear is a potent human emotion that can sabotage success for even the brightest minds and biggest organisations. It can also undermine an organisations ability to harness the potential of those within it. Learning how to create a ‘culture of courage’ in which employees feel safe to push back, take risks and explore new possibilities is becoming an ever more valuable skill in today’s marketplace

Via Allan Shaw
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Very true, and equally sadly there is too much 'leadership' based on fear in today's workforce, mostly fear of losing employment or being passed over for promotion.  I would love to think it could be otherwise. 

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John Michel's curator insight, March 28, 2014 2:13 AM

When employees feel that their contribution is truly valued, they are challenged to experiment, and they can constructively express their opinions (however different), it triggers greater ownership of their own success as well as their commitment to the larger organizational mission.

Ledcome's curator insight, March 28, 2014 6:15 AM

This graphic is captures a key characteristic of leadership...

david o'connor's curator insight, March 28, 2014 7:12 AM

This is a really great post.

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Not Just for New Parents: Flexible Working Should Be a Right for All of Us - Huffington Post UK (blog)

Not Just for New Parents: Flexible Working Should Be a Right for All of Us - Huffington Post UK (blog) | Baby Boomers in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukNot Just for New Parents: Flexible Working Should Be a Right for All of UsHuffington Post UK (blog)Nick Clegg's support for flexible working for parents is welcome and overdue but, arguably, his plans don't go far enough.
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Only yesterday our (Australia's)  PM announced that she intends to strengthen the laws around penalty payments for working overtime.  I have reservations about whether this move will benefit workers in the 21st century.

 Aren't the issues that matter now really about whether people have a job or not, whether that job pays them an amount they can live on, whether they can rely on a stable amount of remuneration each week, and whether the hours they work also allow them to have a life outside work?  In roughly that order.

Flexibility is the key!  Loosening up  - not tightening IR laws.

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Not Just for New Parents: Flexible Working Should Be a Right for All of Us - Huffington Post UK (blog)

Not Just for New Parents: Flexible Working Should Be a Right for All of Us - Huffington Post UK (blog) | Baby Boomers in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukNot Just for New Parents: Flexible Working Should Be a Right for All of UsHuffington Post UK (blog)Nick Clegg's support for flexible working for parents is welcome and overdue but, arguably, his plans don't go far enough.
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Karen Churchill's curator insight, March 15, 2013 12:25 AM

Only yesterday our (Australia's)  PM announced that she intends to strengthen the laws around penalty payments for working overtime.  I have reservations about whether this move will benefit workers in the 21st century.

 Aren't the issues that matter now really about whether people have a job or not, whether that job pays them an amount they can live on, whether they can rely on a stable amount of remuneration each week, and whether the hours they work also allow them to have a life outside work?  In roughly that order.

Flexibility is the key!  Loosening up  - not tightening IR laws.