A special report on “Work-Life Balance” was released in the December 3, 2010 issue of USA Today exploring the changing demographic and economic forces affecting Americans’ lives, and how work-life balance can help families and individuals find satisfaction in and out of the workplace. The report also highlights the critical role the business community plays in advancing work-life practices as a strategy for success in the 21st century. Corporate Voices’ President, Stephen M. Wing, contributed the foreword to this special report.

From the foreword:

“…work-life balance has become an increasingly important issue—for the health and well-being of individuals and working families, and for our overall economic competitiveness. No longer are work-life policies seen as a ‘perk’ or accommodation for those at the top of the ladder,” said Stephen M. Wing, President of Corporate Voices. “Today, business leaders, working mothers and fathers, advocates, community leaders, and local, state, and federal officials understand that our ability as a nation to harness the talent of our workforce to be globally competitive depends on family-friendly practices that help all workers manage both work and life.”

An article on page 6 of the report, titled “Success Through Flexibility,” discusses in more detail how flexibility is a critical management strategy that addresses work-life balance issues throughout all stages of life, and how research has documented the positive business impacts of flexibility.

The report highlights the many innovative businesses that are paving the way for work-life progress through their own flexibility practices, and the role of Corporate Voices’  national workplace flexibility campaign in recognizing these industry leaders to create the forward momentum needed to expand flexibility within the wider business community.

Read the “Work-Life Balance” report, accompanying press release and media placements on Corporate Voices’ website.

” … work-life balance has become an increasingly important issue—for the health and well-being of individuals and working families, and for our overall economic competitiveness. No longer are work-life policies seen as a ‘perk’ or accommodation for those at the top of the ladder,” says Steve Wing, President of Corporate Voices for Working Families, in the introductory foreword. “Today, business leaders, working mothers and fathers, advocates, community leaders, and local, state, and federal officials understand that our ability as a nation to harness the talent of our workforce to be globally competitive depends on family-friendly practices that help all workers manage both work and life.”