Some individuals have taken charge by making a change in their career or job, whether small or large, in order to better manage their lives. These types of work changes can span from altering work schedules or working for a more flexible company to changing careers altogether. But we wonder, what does it really take to make these changes?
If you are completing this survey, you have made a change in your career or job in the past 10 years that has successfully improved your work-life balance (or work-life integration, work-life blend, work-life fit). This project aims to take a closer look at what people, like you, have had to do to make this happen. This information will help guide and inspire those who would like to do the same as you but have not yet taken the necessary steps or are finding themselves stuck.
Participation in this project simply involves filling out the form below. If you are open to it, we might follow-up with you via email or a phone conversation about your experiences. Everything you share will be kept confidential. We will seek your permission if this information is shared on any web-based or print form (such as an on-line blog post).
As part of your participation, you will have a chance to win a $75 Amazon gift card, which will be drawn approximately every four months until mid-2017 (June 2016, Oct 2016, Feb 2017, and June 2017). If you refer this project to someone else who completes the survey (and submits your name), you will also receive another entry. The more people you refer, the more times your name will appear in each drawing.
Thank you in advance for participating in this project and for helping others learn how to create better work-life balance! (Project sponsored by Women, Work, and Life, www.womenworklife.com)