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Flexible Work Schedules

3 Secrets To Creating A Productive Routine

Amy Morin | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Being stuck in a rut can kill your creativity, stress you out, and zap your productivity. So how do you create a routine that conserves your mental energy without getting stuck in a rut? Here are three strategies.

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.

3 Ways To Spend More Time With Your Family Without Quitting Your Job

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business

So you want to spend more time with your family. You could do what a couple of big-shot executives have recently done: wait for years, until you’...

Why We Should Match Our Work Schedules To Our Biological Clocks

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living

It's not uncommon for shift workers to struggle with the quality of their sleep, often logging less than six hours of shut-eye each night. However, a ...

Life Would Be Infinitely Easier If These Things Were More Flexible

Posted 03.09.2015 | Technology

In a country that prides itself on giving every American the right to exercise his or her free will, there are still plenty of limitations and restric...

Say it Ain't Snow: A Working Parent's Dilemma

Brad Harrington | Posted 04.11.2015 | Parents
Brad Harrington

While snow days are a welcome event for kids, they wreak havoc for working parents as they try to meet the competing demands of work and family. Obviously, we remain powerless to alter acts of nature, but there are things employers can do to diminish the challenges inherent in such events.

Working From Home Is Good For You And Your Boss

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living

As a Winter Storm Juno ravages the Northeast, many employees are skipping their daily commutes and office 9-to-5, and instead getting comfortable with...

To Promote Women's Leadership, Don't Forget the Benefits Gap

Emily Baxter | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Emily Baxter

Changing work culture, especially for high-earning women, means recognizing the value of caregiving and work-life balance. For women in hourly, low-wage work, it means changing cultures that see them as replaceable and also irresponsible when caregiving clashes with unpredictable schedules.

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.

Myth About Dads And Work-Life Balance, Busted

Posted 10.23.2014 | Parents

By: Chad Brooks Published: 10/23/2014 06:22 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily In the past, discussions surrounding flexible work schedules have tended...

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.

Work and Family Policy Is Important to Both Parties

David Gray | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
David Gray

October is National Work and Family month. A time when we are called to recognize the stress and strains on families trying to balance their work, family-care and personal responsibilities.

The "Right to Request" Flexibility

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Rose Stanley

One fear that some managers have in granting the request is that if they give it to one employee, they will have to give it to everyone. Because of that fear, what may occur is the original flexibility request goes under the radar and is a negotiated "deal" between that employee and their manager.

6 Things That Will Actually Help You Get A More Flexible Work Schedule

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents

Flexibility at work is important to many employees, but perhaps to no group more so than parents. An arrangement that lets a commuting mother work fro...

The 'Right to Request': Workplace Flexibility Takes Leaps and Bounds

Sophie Wade | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Sophie Wade

‎Whatever one's affiliation, companies' shareholders will be best served all round if leaders are well informed about "Right to Request" flexible working policies and adopt them. Let's build upon the current progress and these announcements and continue to stride forward. O

White House Summit on Working Families Marks a 'New Movement'

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

In many ways the Summit, held on June 23rd, felt like a movement, a combination of a political pep rally and a church service with crowds of true believers jumping to their feet, calling out from the audience, and cheering.

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...

My Team's Selfishness is Great for Our Clients

Stacy Crinks | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Stacy Crinks

I encourage each person on my team to selfishly (openly, honestly) communicate where, when, and on what she'd like to work, so we can together create a work experience that she loves.

Both Employers And Employees Can Benefit From Greater Workplace Flexibility, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

More than two-thirds of U.S. workers feel a constant strain between meeting the demands of their work schedules and tending to their personal lives. H...

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.

Brilliant People's Schedules: The Real Story for Women Writers

Anna Leahy | Posted 06.15.2014 | Books
Anna Leahy

Victor Hugo visited his barber daily; I haven't had a haircut in 15 months. Balzac consumed as many as 50 cups of coffee per day; I recently switched to iced green tea. Every day, Charles Darwin built in three walks and some idleness; I forgot to exercise this week.

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: Your Diversified Career in 2014: Own It. Work It. Love It.

Sophie Wade | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

Reframe your working experience and think about your past and potential future moves strategically, rather than as disconnected elements.

10 Things Managers Are Afraid to Tell the CEO

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

Don't encourage middle managers to tell their employees to live your corporate values unless you're visibly acting them out yourself. And be honest with yourself about it.

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.