Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 9, 2009
Zpryme and Japanese delegates were invited by the U.S. Department of State to participate in a two day (June 15 - 16) event at the offices of International Hospitality Council of Austin, Texas to explore Work and Life Balance Issues in the United States.
On the second day of the event Zpryme was invited to participate in a Q&A session, because of its broad understand of Work, Life, Balance implementation and quality controls. Other organizations invited to contribute that have progressive work, life, balance practices in place were National Instruments, Austin Asian-American Chamber of Commerce (AAACC), Texas Workforce Commission, University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Texas Association of School Boards.
Exclusively engaging in the Work, Life, Balance Q&A session with Zpryme Directors Mark Ishac and Jason S. Rodriguez were Mr. Kazuhiro FUKUDA and Mr. Osamu OHNU from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan with Mr. Yasuaki ITO from the Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office of Japan accompanied by U.S. Department of State Interpreter, Mr. Takeshi Iida.
Several excellent questions were raised by the Japanese delegates such as, "…what are U.S. government Work, Life, Balance incentives for the private sector?" and "… how does productivity improve in the course of work, life, balance?". Direct responses by Zpryme ranged from the evolution of flexibility in the office given the current economy to how work, life, balance benefits affect both genders.
What started out as a rehearsed presentation of research findings quickly transitioned to a fruitful team effort across cultures. In effect, Zpryme would like to express appreciation to both the Japanese delegates keen receptiveness and International Hospitality Council of Austin's warm welcome.
The International Leadership Program was sponsored by U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with local sponsor International Hospitality Council of Austin. Administration of the Austin-based event was completed by The Meridian International Center's team - Amal Morcos and Karina Akel with host Pam Mohomed of the International Hospitality Council of Austin. To learn more visit our Zpryme website or call 888.ZPRYME.1.
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