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The Golden Apple: Redefining Work-Life Balance for a Diverse Workforce

Author: Mason Donovan
Publisher: Routledge
May 23 2017
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About the Author -- Mason Donovan is a principal at The Dagoba Group, an integrated global Diversity and Inclusion consulting practice that helps leaders take tangible steps to enhance inclusion and optimize teams. Mason has over a decade of experience consulting clients in the areas of talent acquisition, performance management and leading inclusive teams, including working with over half of the Fortune 1000 companies on talent acquisition and management initiatives. He has also represented the US Government and the State of Florida on a commercial and diplomatic basis in EMEA.

Mason is co-author of The Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off, which provides an actionable framework for companies to tap the bottom-line impact that results from an inclusive culture, and the SET for inclusion: An Underlying Methodology for Achieving Your Inclusion which will guide leaders, whether they are a top level executive, middle manager, or individual contributor, by applying the SET framework to lead inclusively. He is also author of The Golden Apple: Redefining Work-Life Balance for a Diverse Workforce (Sept 2016), which is dedicated to solving one of today’s most pressing workplace challenges, and Driven: A Manager’s Field Guide to Sales Team Optimization

Mason earned a Masters in International Business from Webster University in The Netherlands and a Bachelors in International Relations from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

About the Book -- Organizations are coming to the reality that work-life balance is no longer solely an issue for working women. As we progress further into the 21st century, workers and ways of working are changing. We have four generations operating together in the workplace, and a tremendous variety of professional expectations, values, goals, and needs. People want to work, but more and more need work to work better in their lives. For some, it might be a question of flexibility to care for family, for others, a question of personal fulfillment and being present both at work and at home. Regardless, people are expressing the need for an improved sense of work-life balance. It has become central to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace. 

As companies grapple with increased talent and marketplace competition, work-life balance has become a pivotal issue for higher engagement, increased productivity, greater innovation, and employee retention. Backed by 20 years of talent engagement expertise, The Golden Apple bridges the gap between awareness and action, giving leaders practical solutions they can take for immediate impact: the 50-minute meeting, mindful minutes, and establishing clear boundaries that can instantly provide a valuable return with minimal effort. In short, the book shows how full engagement of a diverse, inclusive workforce is the competitive advantage of our time.