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Women in leadership: What should we know? What should we do?

So, you’re a woman in a leadership position: what now? How can you master the delicate position between the expectations for a woman and for leaders? Where did those expectations come from, anyway? What can we do about it? And, what makes women such great leaders? We talked about all that tonight. A unique thing […]

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WORK 2015 Conference in Turku, Finland: Bright August Nights

Thank goodness that talented folks put on stimulating conferences. The Turku, Finland WORK2015 was just such a conference. When I got word in September 2014 that Turku, Finland would be the site for a conference on “New Meanings of Work” in August 2015, I submitted a paper on a topic dear to my heart for the stream […]

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What kinds of people fuel the new backlash? Why do we need limits on paid work?

A continuation of the Blog on the new Backlash: why we need to defend work-life research and policies, from my presentation at the Conference “6th International Community, Work and Family Conference in Malmö, Sweden from 19-22 May 2015”. This presentation and blog were inspired by my response to Thomas Vasek’s book “Work-Life Bullshit” which we […]

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A new backlash? How to Defend Work-Family Policies: Presentation in Malmö, Sweden

Work-family policies and programming have made enormous leaps forward in the public and private sectors in the last decades of the 20th century and first decades of the 21st century. The goal, broadly and generally stated, is enabling paid work, unpaid work, family care, self-care, and community involvement to all be part of a normal […]

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Work can be seen as a commodity

The third chapter of John Budd’s book “The Thought of Work” handles the concept of work as a commodity. What’s meant here is that work is an object that’s traded on the market. In some countries, like Germany, that’s been historically defined as the time the worker spends. In other countries, like Great Britain, that’s […]

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Get offline! For at least a little while

spent a month in Ireland, and during that month, I met a few Americans. Some of them asked me whether it was really, really possible to be disconnected from the office, from electronic communication, for the duration of a month. One American I met relayed a story about discovering on a recent trip that there […]

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Why we need vacation

ere in Europe, taking vacation is a normal part of life. Why? Quite simply, because human beings need it. We need to take time out to discover who we are, really, as human beings, when we strip away from ourselves all the trappings of business and busyness. When the everyday routine falls away, it is […]

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Susanne Lindner talks to Colloquium about Careers outside Academia

Dipl. Soz. Susanne Lindner spoke in Heather Hofmeister’s Research Colloquium on January 26, 2012 to Sociology students at the Goethe University, Frankfurt, on “The Future of Market Research from the Viewpoint of a Sociologist in the Industry.” About 40 students attended and enjoyed a lively presentation and discussion about what market research is doing and […]

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Tampere, Finland: Community, Work, and Family Conference

From May 19-21, about 200 scientists from all over the world – over 80 of whom were from Finland – and multiple disciplines came together to think and talk about the future of work and family in context at the fourth international Community, Work and Family Conference in Tampere, Finland. This conference series started in […]

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Work-Life: Cross National Conversations in Paris

On May 17, 2011, about 80 scholars from disciplines in the social sciences, business, and management gathered at the Paris Executive Campus of the Rouen Business School. Our purpose was to develop concrete suggestions for what to consider or how to proceed to improve the use of context, especially national context, in research on work-life […]

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