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FEBRUARY 29, 2008
This Issue's News Theme:
MULTI-TASKING/STRESS/WORK-LIFE BALANCE/FLEXTIME
Multi-tasking not all it's cracked up to be
Recent scientific studies reveal the hidden costs of multitasking, key findings as technology increasingly tempts people to do more than one thing (and increasingly, more than one complicated thing) at a time.

Flextime arrangements gain popularity among employers, employees
As commutes grow and cubicles shrink, workers in the United States are eagerly exploring the potential of flexible work arrangements. Likewise, more and more employers are considering policies that allow employees to work whenever and wherever they can be most productive.

Work-life balance nurtures ethical behavior in workplace
Does a positive work-life balance nurture positive ethical behaviors at work? A 2007 Deloitte & Touche USA LLP Ethics & Workplace survey reports a strong relationship between the two factors.

Creating work-life balance within the firm
In your firm today, an increasing number of staff members - from the partner level to the administrative staff - are experiencing burnout, low productivity, dissatisfaction and stress related illnesses...due in large part to a lack of balance between their work and personal lives. It is time for your firm to look at how it can create greater balance between the work and personal lives of the number one asset in your firm - its people.

Stress at work: What keeps employees up at night
A recent survey reveals disturbing results showing 95 percent of managers feel life is stressful at the office. As a result, stress caused 28 percent to take time off from work. And stress at work is not restricted to managers.

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Editor's Note

Everyone is feeling the pressure of busy season. Maybe you're not taking the best possible care of yourself; maybe you're overloaded with work; maybe you're not getting enough sleep; maybe you haven't relaxed with family or friends in weeks; maybe you're stretched too thin and trying to do too much. Or maybe not. Maybe you've got this busy life all figured out and are happy as a clam. If that's the case - please let us know your secrets! But if you're feeling pulled in too many directions, some of the advice and information in today's articles might help unravel the knots. That is, of course, if you can make the time to read them!

Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor
editor@accountingweb.com

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