Funny story: Yesterday, we had an afternoon meeting with a leader in the innovation space of a large consulting firm, and without thinking much of it, I stood up to stretch my back in the middle of the chat as we continued to talk vivaciously about the innovation climate in Canada. After a couple of minutes, he asked: “Why did you stand up? Are you leaving?” and I realized that how the culture of “movement” have not been granted for much of the community.Read More
Managing work life and personal life is a continuous struggle for most professionals. It is especially apparent in 2015. When you are in a client-facing position, when your performance and billable hours dictate your performance and compensation, it is not always an easy task to juggle work assignments and personal issues at the same time.Read More
Top firms invest in health and lifestyle related training that integrates into their staff’s lifestyle and workflow.
To support work-life balance, Goodmans LLP and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP run programs to help their employees with chronic conditions and lifestyle, such as having a 24-hour support system in place and taking a preventative stance on mental health and medical screening. These programs provide advice, information and support to employees and lift the burden of dealing with stressful or chronic situations alone.Read More