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Does your work life "balance" feel anything but? Most people will probably tell you that you need to be more strict about separating your office and home lives, and WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T TAKE THE OFFICE HOME WITH YOU! To this, husband-and-wife authors Caitlin and Andrew Friedman say: Think again! In Family Inc., they share how they were able to use the organizational straDoes your work life "balance" feel anything but? Most people will probably tell you that you need to be more strict about separating your office and home lives, and WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T TAKE THE OFFICE HOME WITH YOU! To this, husband-and-wife authors Caitlin and Andrew Friedman say: Think again! In Family Inc., they share how they were able to use the organizational strategies they'd relied on in their professional lives to bring the joy—and yes, the sanity—back into their home. Caitlin and Andrew Friedman met while working at a thriving midsize PR firm. Fifteen years of marriage, twins, a house, and three career changes later, they found themselves overwhelmed by their daily responsibilities. In this invaluable guide to making your household run more smoothly, the Friedmans take readers step by step through a process of reenvisioning their domestic lives as well-run, successful business ventures. According to the Friedmans, by introducing such simple activities as family meetings, job descriptions, and regular "employee evaluations," it's amazing how simple and stress-free life suddenly can become. Using the tools offered in this book, you will soon see tensions eased, household tasks completed, and family downtime rediscovered....

Title : Family Inc: Office-Inspired Solutions to Reduce the Chaos in Your Home (and Save Your Sanity
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ISBN : 9781585429424
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Family Inc: Office-Inspired Solutions to Reduce the Chaos in Your Home (and Save Your Sanity Reviews

  • Micah Grant
    2019-06-10 12:36

    Great tips on organization. I think he fell flat when he started giving financial advice, especially when he mentioned "good debt" and conflicting strategies of using credit cards and paying them off every month while in another chapter saying "cash is king" and recommending a cash-only strategy. There were some good strategies about organizing the business of your home as a business, and treating portions of it like a business, because it really is. That way, it stays separate from the rest of your family life, so you can enjoy your relationships. I do wish that he had mentioned having more of the family involved in the "meetings" instead of just mom and dad, but it sounds like he only has young kids and hasn't reached that stage yet.

  • Kathleen
    2019-05-29 10:51

    This book has some good tips for family organization. A lot of the issues this couple had with organization and division of labor, however, are dramatically different from any that I have. Also, as someone who hated meetings when I was working full-time, the idea of bringing meetings home lacks appeal, particularly since it is in the division of labor where the adults in my family work well together. Caitlin and Andrew Friedman got along better once they set up their system; my husband and I already get along well, and I don't think their system would improve it. The reminder to delegate more is appreciated, however! This is not a book that demonizes either partner, which I also appreciate.

  • Linda
    2019-05-23 10:51

    The first part of this book read like it was written in the '60s as part of women's liberation, then updated to include current words like computer and cell phone. The rest was a rehash of general knowledge things assembled into chapters. The only new thought for me was an unexpected and interesting list of interview questions....not that I'm doing any hiring soon.

  • Mark Nenadov
    2019-05-27 08:48

    There is some good advice in here and some parts of it were inspiring and helpful. However, as a whole I am not impressed. At best this might be worth a skim for some ideas, but I wouldn't suggest reading it all our hanging on to every word. There is a good booklet somewhere in here (with heavy editing and some rethinking of the content) .

  • Angie
    2019-06-14 06:58

    This book gives good advice on using strategies from the workplace to help the family do more than just "survive the week." We may not both be "working" parents (ie: working for monetary compensation), but he works and I have day-to-day duties that prevent me from being able to get all the housework done. Great advice on almost all aspects, except that we do not believe that debt is "good".

  • Becki
    2019-06-05 10:58

    Practical advice on transferring your workplace skills to helping with your home life as well. Each chapter is accented with personal stories and advice from the experts.While I don't agree with all the advice (some debt is good), I do have several take-aways for my own home and work lives.

  • Amcii Cullum
    2019-05-16 09:30

    Very thoughtful on how to manage a household. Thank you so much for the "giveaway." I enjoyed this read thoroughly and hope that all others who received this book will write up on it. The budgeting management tips were a super bonus.

  • Becky Carver
    2019-05-25 12:35

    This book is geared toward a married couple. Being a single mom this was a big turn off. I picked up this book hoping to find some great tips to use in my home life but in reality I only found one good tidbit to use.

  • Theresa
    2019-05-29 12:37

    Things I already knew and came naturally, but the book could be helpful to others coming from a non-business background.

  • Claudiu
    2019-06-13 10:50

    This book offers good and practical advice, to better organize your household, be more efficient, using office-based interventions. An easy read.

  • Bonnie
    2019-06-03 10:31

    good advice for a two-working-people household, with or without kids. definitely aimed at people with more disposable income than me, but good basics about how to approach household management.

  • Shay
    2019-06-16 09:57

    Some good ideas on how to negotiate household peace

  • Shannon Burns
    2019-06-04 12:31

    helpful information. some good planning and management advice.

  • Becky
    2019-06-02 07:29

    Book had some interesting ideas but they just didn't work for me. We are not a two income family.