One could argue that the concept of work-life balance originated way back in 1817 when Welsh manufacturer and labor activist Robert Owen suggested dividing the day into three equal parts – eight hours of work, eight hours of recreation, and eight hours of rest. Of course, there wasn’t much balance before the Industrial Revolution as people worked an average of 65 hours per week. Farmers lived at the farm. Shop owners lived above the shop. Most of the modern barriers between work and life didn’t exist.
Since the audience for this article comprises accountants, let’s start with a number: 35%. What is that? It is the percentage of organizations in the United States that have “a formalized succession planning process.” Meaning just a little over one-third of U.S. businesses are prepared for....
If the pandemic has given us one positive, it’s perspective. Frankly, the business and the work are just the business and the work. The health and well-being of real people – physical, mental, and emotional – are far more important.
A team member recently told me about their battle with dieting and cookies. Like many of us, the time spent in quarantine this past year was not kind to their waistline, and they resolved to get back into shape by steering clear of snacks.
“Did you hear Michael is leaving? That’s a huge loss! You can’t replace someone like that. Somebody screwed up big time. What do we do now?” This is a fairly common emotional reaction in the lunchroom when a top performer leaves
More than a year ago, the nation and many states required businesses to shut their doors to employees and customers due to a growing national emergency. People began to work from their home or other property,
2020 created disruption in ways that were inconceivable before the pandemic. And probably more so for healthcare entities than any other industry. As our hospitals and healthcare providers have focused on caring for us,
Good News for Healthcare Entities Regarding HHS Funding Audits: Nothing New, and Maybe No Audit at All
As anyone in the healthcare field knows, the demands of the pandemic stretched and strained their resources, both human and financial, at unprecedented levels. To meet the task of caring for those afflicted by COVID-19,
After an in-person interview, we learned a new hire had a family member with COVID-19. As a result, the skeleton crew that had been working in that Prager Metis office had to go back to working remotely.
About 2,500 years ago, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant in life.” He famously asserted that “life is flux,” Panta Rhei in Greek, which means all things change.