Harnessing Flexibility for High Performance and Well-Being

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will show you how teaching employees to take control and flexibly manage their work+life fit day-to-day can help them sustain high levels of performance and work life well-being.

Based on research from Quest Diagnostics, when more than 40 of its employees participated in a six-week Tweak It: High Performance and Work Life Well-Being pilot in late 2013, this session will share results from their pilot program.  You will learn that when organizations support their employees with the proper training, guidance and resources to manage work life flexibility both the business and employee benefit.  Join the pilot creator and facilitator, workplace strategist and author, Cali Williams Yost, to learn:

  • Why helping your people harness the power of day-to-day flexibility helps them sustain productivity and well-being, especially in the face of change,
  • What new national research reveals about how full-time U.S. workers perceive their employer’s commitment to flexibility, and the level of training those workers received to manage their work life flexibility successfully, and
  • How a weekly work+life fit practice can help your employees partner with you to be their best, on and off the job.   

The When Work Works Sessions at the SHRM Annual conference explore ways to #ReinventWork and create effective workplaces. Visit WhenWorkWorks.org, a partnership between Families and Work Institute and SHRM, for more information.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Cali Yost


Cali Williams Yost believes when business and people partner, they create award- winning flexible workplaces that achieve high performance and work+life well being.  

For over two decades as a corporate strategist, author, speaker and founder of the Flex Strategy Group / Work Life Fit Inc., Yost has helped hundreds of organizations adapt their strategies and cultures to the new reality of work, and has given thousands of individuals the modern tools and skills to take control of their work+life fit and find success, on and off the job. 

Leaders from diverse organizations, such as E&Y, Novo Nordisk, Quest Diagnostics, the United Nations, USDA, Stanford University and the Singapore Government, regularly seek out her high-impact, often contrarian, yet always practical, insights into what it takes for flexibility to really succeed in the workplace.     

An honors graduate of Columbia Business School, Yost’s pioneering work+life “fit” how-to advice for individuals can be found in the recently released, Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day, (Center Street/Hachette, 2013), and in the critically-acclaimed, Work+Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right for You (Riverhead/Penguin Group, 2004).  

Called “one of the most sophisticated thinkers,” on work and life issues by The New York Times, Yost is frequently asked to comment in the media. She has appeared on the TODAY Show, most recently with Maria Shriver as part of her “Doing It All” series, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, NPR, and in Fast Company, USAToday, and the Wall Street Journal. 

In addition to being named one of Mashable’s Top 14 Career Experts on Twitter, and one of Columbia Business School’s Alumni Changing the World, her websites have been awarded “Best of the Web” distinctions by Forbes.com and WorkingMother.com. Yost lives in New Jersey where her work+life fit includes two wonderful daughters and an amazing husband.

For more information about Cali Williams Yost, and the Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit, Inc., go to www.flexstrategygroup.com, and connect with Cali on Twitter @caliyost and on Facebook facebook.com/worklifefit.

Follow Cali on Twitter @caliyost.

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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
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