One Life - How the most forward-looking organisations leverage work-life integration to attract talent and foster employee wellbeing

One Life - How the most forward-looking organisations leverage work-life integration to attract talent and foster employee wellbeing
"A book for leaders to better understand the dynamics of employee engagement. I loved reading about the research which substantiates the theories and having an insight on how adidas deals with this subject was very enriching." - Virginia Colurcio, HR Director EMEA Netflix

“ The case made in this book for an employer’s adoption of a comprehensive work-life strategy and dedicated resources to support that strategy couldn’t be clearer. Whether viewing the argument for work-life integration through a diversity and inclusion lens, a health and well-being lens or a talent attraction and retention lens, the conclusion is the same. Smart, forward thinking and proactive organizations care about the work and the worker equally. When they do, workplaces thrive and our employees, businesses, customers and communities are all the better for it." - Maureen Corcoran, Vice President and work-life lead, Fortune 100 Company

"This is a book that is a must-read for every manager, HR professional, and C-suite executive looking to create dynamic, innovative yet sustainable enterprises. One Life, how the most forward-looking organisations leverage work-life integration to attract talent and foster employee wellbeing synthesizes extensive research from a wide variety of sources, fascinating case studies, as well as the authors’ years of on-the-ground expertise, to provide an approachable, sensible framework for developing and implementing worklife integration strategies that will lead to lasting change. Want a guidebook to creating a better future of work – and a better world? This is it." - Brigid Schulte, award-winning journalist, author of the NYT bestselling Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play when No One has the Time and director of the Better Life Lab at New America

“Work-Life integration allows the worker to have freedom of choice and view both work & life as a blended journey towards happiness & wellbeing. This book is a new horizon that will take your human practice in the workplace to a new dimension.” - Dr Mansoor Habib, Senior Director - Employee Happiness, du

"Vadkerti and Uhereczky expertly explore new concepts related to work-life integration and suggest innovative new frameworks and approaches. Among all the books on work-life integration, this is one that delivers." - Tracy Brower, PhD, MM, MCR, author of Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work

About the book

One Life is a must-read guide to successfully adopt work-life integration within your organisation. How can you attract and retain talent, reduce and prevent burnout, engage and motivate employees? You’ll find the answer in this book. Bursting with real examples and multidisciplinary case studies from all over the world, One Life is a fundamental reading for leaders, line-managers and small business owners alike.

The book covers all aspects of Work-Life Integration Management, from theory to practice. It contains the following:

  • a framework for organisations to situate work-life issues
  • a work-life integration maturity model allowing organisations to assess their current level of maturity, and learn where there is room to grow
  • the fundamental elements of Work-Life Integration Management
  • a whole chapter dedicated to adidas, and their work-life integration department

After reading this book you’ll be inspired to get to work and take work-life integration in your organisation to the next level.

"Moving the work life discussion on from balance to integration, Uhereczky and Vadkerti make their 10 years of research accessible to us all. The case studies, from various countries and sectors, are a great insight into the challenges and successes of this revolution. An informative and practical book for anyone interested in applying these principles to their organisation." - Nick Brook, Global Head of Facilities for Pinsent Masons LLP

"There were times that organisations and HR did not look at the whole person but only at their competencies and productivity. But people come to work as a whole and connected with their roles outside of work. Without saying that everyone needs to have a perfect balance all the time (life is not like that), we need to make sure that people are able to cope. And that’s why work-life integration as a target and as a means is important in any debate about the future of work. This book gives you the inspiration and the framework to think about how you can make your organization progress in this field." - David Ducheyne, Chief People Officer, Founder of Otolith

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