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

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Work-Life Programs and Policies

If an organization has a supportive and caring culture, it stands to reason that it would want to offer employees policies and programs that take care of personal and family needs that would otherwise hamper their ability to “be all they could be” at work. It is not only good public relations to be on lists such as the 100 Best Companies to Work For; it makes good business sense. There has been quite a bit of media attention paid to the work-life benefits some companies offer their employees. Some are truly perks, such as Google offering free bike repair and oil changes, or Calvert Funds awarding shoe subsidies for employees who walk to work. Some fit the purpose of the business, as with Honest Tea furnishing ...

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