Time Out! Rethinking “Time” and the Ways We Work

Bentley University

May 6, 2014

There simply is not enough time for {you fill in the blank}. In virtually every business setting today, increased time demands and a culture of pervasive overwork present a range of unattractive options for men and women at all stages of their careers, from entry level to CEO. While the burdens of escalating time demands have fallen disproportionately upon women, the issue is one that adversely affects men as well.

In the past several years, increasing numbers of young men and women are rejecting jobs that once were viewed as extremely attractive or are accepting positions with the intention of leaving as soon as they obtain the training and compensation they need in order to move on to something more consistent with their values and career goals. Thus, it has become far more difficult for both corporations and professional services firms to recruit, retain and advance to leadership positions the talent they need in order to succeed in today’s global marketplace.

The purpose of this Forum is to explore issues related to overwork, provide examples of how various companies and professional services firms are addressing them, and allow participants to raise questions and to share with one another their own ideas and concerns.

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