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Meaningful Workplaces: Reframing How and Where We Work by Neal Chalofsky

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Career-Life Balance

Although more people are choosing careers that give them better control over their work lives, this means individuals have more responsibility for their career planning and management. They cannot rely on employers to furnish a career path and help with career planning; they have to take charge on their own and figure out where they want to go and how to get there. People may have more freedom and more options, but conversely this means a lot more risk as well. Mainero and Sullivan (2006) contend that:
[Their] research shows that the interplay of work and family, and work and self, are inexorably intertwined. Separating out career decisions from other life decisions is a relic, an artifact of twentieth-century old-line ...

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