Like It Or Not, Work Is A Family Affair

What is Corporate America's responsibility to the family? While Republicans and Democrats at their conventions prattled on about the government helping the family, it is the workplace that has the bigger impact on family life in the U.S. Wages, schedules, benefits, job security or insecurity--all affect the quality of family life. The stresses of technological change and global competition can be seen on the faces of husbands, wives, and children everywhere. After downsizing, reengineering, and getting their employees to work harder and better, companies might do well to tackle work and family issues. It just might give them an even greater competitive edge.

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