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Flexible Work Arrangements

The Untapped Workforce

Manon DeFelice | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women
Manon DeFelice

Thousands of highly talented, motivated individuals are unemployed. They have JDs from Harvard, MBAs from Wharton and PhDs from Stanford. They built careers, and then one day, they stopped. Why? Because they are mothers.

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

Preparing for the Future of Work and the (Integrated) Pursuit of Happiness

Sophie Wade | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

In moving to more customized work situations, responsibility and accountability also shifts towards the individual.

For Father's Day, Get Rid Working-Father Myths

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

We need to stop stereotyping men and women as employees and as parents. We need to value the diversity among them.

The One Morning Work Mistake You Can't Recover From

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business

Rolling into the office around 9:30 a.m. every day may be killing your career, even if you stay late to put in a full day's worth of work. A new s...

Top 5 Tips for Helping Lead a Productive and Happy Team

Erin Daruszka | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

I am managing a team of 11. My main goal is for them to be happy and productive. How do I optimize that experience for them? By not micromanaging and allowing them to work where they work best.

Working From Home? It Could Cost You!

Robin Hardman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Robin Hardman

Each April, at least some of those state-crossing commuters encounter a rude surprise. The poor suckers coming in from Connecticut are one of the best examples.

Flexible Work Arrangements: Priceless Perk or Career Killer?

Kristen Kennedy | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Kristen Kennedy

At this point in my career, I wouldn't take a position with a company that didn't offer some kind of flexible work arrangement. And yet, I rarely take advantage of all flexibility I have.

Sophie Wade: The Diversified Career: This IS the New Normal

Sophie Wade | Posted 02.08.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

Society, and culture, has changed around us and with us over the past few decades. It's evolution at work, or perhaps another revolution, as where we are now seems to be a high-tech iteration of somewhere we've been before.

Work-Life Law May Be Coming to Your City

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Discussions about using flexibility in order to make work "work" better for employees and employers can be difficult and that's why some people try to avoid them. But what if you were forced to sit down and talk?

4 out of 5 Working Parents Have This at Work. Do You?

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 12.23.2013 | Parents
Allison O'Kelly

Let this Work and Family Month commemorate the year you asked for what you want and need in terms of work/life alignment.

Employees Want Workplace Flexibility Over a Promotion

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

One of the most effective ways to have happy, hardworking and engaged employees is to allow them to make reasonable adjustments to their own schedules that allow them the most efficiency in both work and their lives.

Working Mothers As 40 Percent of Household Breadwinners Further Pleads the Case for Flex

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

New information from the Pew Research Center has proven what we have already been seeing as a major shift in the workplace. Working mothers have become the breadwinning -- or sole -- sources of income in 40 percent of households with children.

Making Work-life Balance a Reality

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

During this time of technological advancements that make telecommuting easier, Sandberg's encouragement of women, knowing that flexibility can help advance a career while supporting parenthood, is a definite relief.

13.4 Million Reasons Not to Ban Telecommuting

Nanette Fondas | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Nanette Fondas

Then snowstorms hit the Midwest and East Coast, closing schools and businesses, and people turned to -- you guessed it -- telecommuting to stay productive and safe. When the snow melts, will the backlash against teleworking continue?

Survey: Flexible Jobs Improve Sex and Relationships

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

True, we all have our reasons for wanting a job that offers some type of flexibility. Often times, such schedules are associated with parents who would like more time with their kids, but what about relationships as a whole?

Ideas for Introducing Team Flexibility

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

Flexibility is a business strategy engaging the entire workforce and not just a particular employee segment. The process does not have to be overwhelming.

4 Tips for Working From the Road During the Holidays

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Even if you have the best intentions of taking time off to celebrate the holidays, work will manage to sneak in through one of your devices, so be prepared.

Only Women With Babies? Workplace Flexibility for All

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

The assertion that workplace flexibility is only an issue for women -- specifically mothers -- is wrong, plain and simple.Here are some other people who rely on work flexibility.

Working Remotely, We Can (Almost) Do It All

Deborah Levine | Posted 10.02.2012 | Women
Deborah Levine

It's been a busy summer on my local online community for working parents, where work-life balance is a hot topic. First there was FaceBook COO Sheryl ...

Having It All and a Hot Dog Stand

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

The reason Anne-Marie Slaughter hit a collective nerve is because she's tapped into the employee side of the inequitable work-life balance.

Gen Y Workers Want Flexible Hours, Not 9 To 5

TIME | DAN SCHAWBEL | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

The traditional eight-hour workday may soon be the exception rather than the rule. New evidence shows that we're reaching a tipping point in terms of ...

Work-Life's Missing Ingredient -- Clear Definitions and Good Implementation

Cali Williams Yost | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business
Cali Williams Yost

As I contemplated what to write about in my post for National Work and Family Month, an interesting piece of research crossed my desk entitled, "Are Family-Friendly Workplace Practices a Valuable Firm Resource?"

Workforce Flexibility Promotes Employment of People with Disabilities

Robin Shaffert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robin Shaffert

We need to explore more fully the importance of predictability in scheduling and the options for expanded paid and unpaid leave in order to address the needs for flexibility of an even broader group of workers.

A Virtually Perfect Labor Day

Joan Blades | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joan Blades

The data about the benefits of virtual work are compelling. Is it really just unthinking fear that is stopping us? But businesses must recognize that there is a flipside to the risks of change - which is that there are risks in not changing, too.