Work-life balance

Practice

Interruptions Are Productivity Killers

The sooner we recognize that our interruption-based society is here to stay, the sooner we can embrace and securely put into place measures that ensure we can be at our best for today and for the long run.
Workplace Fitness

Daily Workplace Fitness Newsletter Helps CPA Firm Stay Fit and Focused

It's safe to say that when most accountants dragged themselves across this year's April 17 tax filing finish line, they found themselves both physically and emotionally depleted by the grueling hours and unrelenting stress of tax season.
Practice

Fun during Busy Season Can Lead to More Productive Staff

Just because accountants are logging eighty-five hours a week doesn't mean they should be deprived of a break once in a while. In fact, allowing yourself - or your staff - to take breaks can lead to more productivity. The staff at TravisWolff believes so much in this concept that they formed a "Fun Committee."
Practice Management

Maintaining Work-Life Balance during Busy Season

Accountants can expect to take only so much strain when putting in seemingly endless hours during busy season, but firms can offer ways to help. In addition, staffers can take measures to ease stress during a time when being overloaded with work tasks can be an everyday occurrence.
Workplace Fitness

Fit and Focused: Accounting Professionals Discover the TrekDesk

Cindy Mayhak is just one of the many wellness-minded professionals who decided to break away from their desk without breaking away from the office by using a TrekDesk to shatter their sedentary lifestyle and the health risks associated with it.
Workplace Fitness

Faw Casson: Winner of AccountingWEB's Contest for Fittest Midsize Firm

Faw Casson's wellness program – a top-down commitment to healthy living and the physical and spiritual well-being of each of its forty employees – recently earned the firm the title of the fittest accounting firm in the eleven- to fifty-member bracket in AccountingWEB's 2011 Fittest Accounting Firms survey.
AccountingWEB Life

U.S. workers aren't the only ones interested in work/life balance

Sage has released the findings of a recent survey of nearly 200 of its French-speaking Canadian Sage Accountants Network members. Results underscore top concerns about social media usage and resources network members tap into to stay on top of trends in the profession.
Practice

Overcoming inertia

When you are stuck on the treadmill of life juggling the tasks of working, parenting, spending beyond your means, eating and drinking too much, and getting sucked into watching TV, it’s hard to change your routine.
Education & Careers

So long office blues -- 8 ways to put a spring in your step

Overdoing it long term is not only counterproductive it can lead to you feeling run-down and despondent. Below I have put together my eight top tips to keep the office blues firmly at bay.
Practice

Feeling stressed? There's a guide for that

The Stress Management Society says stress levels are at an all time high – the highest since the group was launched in 2003. SMS is warning people to look out for stress symptoms and have a plan to combat stress if it arrives.
AccountingWEB Life

Stress management tips for better work/life balance

Stress is the biggest killer in the Western world, destroys relationships, and damages productivity. The following stress management tips have been put together using an integral framework, so they include physical, psychological, social, and environmental factors.
A&A

Most financial officers keep in touch with office during vacation

Nearly 70 percent of chief financial officers said they check in with the office at least once a week during their vacation. However, it appears they're trying to remain less in-touch.
Practice Management

Employees working off-site becoming more attractive to employers

A growing number of employees are working from home, either on a full-time or part-time basis, an arrangement that can have significant advantages for employers.
Education & Careers

Accounting, finance professionals seek career growth

Nearly 80 percent of accounting and finance professionals prefer work that provides an opportunity for growth or advancement, even if it means a more stressful work day.
Community News

Taking steps toward workplace wellness

Gregory & Appel Insurance in Indianapolis has had a wellness program for years, but always felt it was missing some of the elements needed to be the successful program company officials were envisioning.
Workplace Fitness

Accounting instructor is born to run

AccountingWEB is interested in how accounting professionals are staying in shape. Dori Danko, an accounting instructor at Grand Valley State University's School of Accounting, responded to our quest for information and sparked our interest.
Workplace Fitness

Crowe Horwath helps employees maintain work-life balance during busy season

For accountants in tax and auditing practices, the busy season (January 2 to April 15) is understood as a time when extra hours and working Saturdays are a given. To help ease that burden, public accounting and consulting firm Crowe Horwath LLP offers benefits targeted to helping its people maintain work/life balance.

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