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The Gender Pay Gap

Roxanne Hobbs | Posted 09.15.2016 | Women
Roxanne Hobbs

I read the pay gap coverage with an eye roll. Here we are again. At first I couldn't even be bothered to comment on it. Creating systemic change in this arena is complex, painfully slow and full of people missing the point entirely.

It's My Turn, Mom, to Mother You

Rose Stanley | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Rose Stanley

As we approach Mother's Day and my mom's years begin to wane, I realize there will come a day when she won't be with us. But, for now, I'm so grateful that she is here and that I have the flexibility I need to be with her as much as I can.

Dispersed networks of places to have fun and make money

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

London Underground Most of us have been taught that in order to make money and succeed we have to work hard, be serious, focused and professional. W...

Will the On-Demand Economy Raise Global Living Standards?

Arun Sundararajan | Posted 09.09.2016 | Impact
Arun Sundararajan

When quality is more transparent, and the "gigs" are short term, risk-averse customers will on average be willing to pay more.

No More Moralizing About the Gig Economy

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

The gig economy is developing faster than anyone imagined. Jobs -- or, more specifically, tasks -- that no one imagined could be automated or made digital even five years ago are becoming commonplace.

The Untapped Workforce

Manon DeFelice | Posted 06.07.2015 | 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.

Why Wasting Time Might Be Exactly What Telecommuting Is All About

Robin Hardman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

When we work at home, we have more options. These are the very options that appear to terrify so many managers. Yet often these are the very options that help inject a little more balance into our lives -- the options that make working from home so desirable.

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.

How to Future Proof Your Workplace

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

Technology has enabled us to work anywhere and the locations of work have extended beyond the office building, into a variety of public spaces, fundamentally altering how space is used over time, by blurring the boundaries between corporate, retail, hospitality and residential uses.

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.

Top 10 Benefits of Flexible Work Policies for Companies

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 12.25.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

As a small business owner, I've witnessed firsthand over the last seven years the benefits of family-friendly policies and work-life benefits, both for my staff members and my company.

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.

Flex: What If You Don't? Squandering Corporate Value

Sophie Wade | Posted 12.15.2013 | Business
Sophie Wade

Despite all the data showing positive impact, there is a lingering general perception among corporations that workplace flexibility is an employee perk that should be earned, and otherwise is not worth the effort.

Finding Balance With Flexi Time

Joanna Lyall | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Joanna Lyall

Brilliant people too often will get fed up with the demands of and pressure of working in the traditional way and can't see how to make it all work and be happy. If companies want to keep these people in their business then big changes are required.

Stop Looking for the Best Employees

Dan Henry | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Dan Henry

Progressive organizations and their HR people spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to attract "the best" employees. Here's the secret: you can't.

Sophie Wade: The Changing Nature of Work (and What That Means for You)

Sophie Wade | Posted 11.13.2013 | Women
Sophie Wade

How have your work habits been changing over the last few years? What might you be enjoying or resisting and why?

What's Your Flexible Working Tipping Point?

Jonathan Kini | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Jonathan Kini

With the advent of improved technology and an increasingly mobile workforce, the option to work where you need to be is becoming accepted, if not a necessity, for many organizations.

How Working From Home Could Hurt Women

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.22.2013 | Women

Flexible working policies have been championed by the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and other influential women as a viable solution to the work-life bala...

Why Marissa Mayer Makes Me Mad as a Mom and a Manager

Ann Francke | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business
Ann Francke

Mayer's decision, ironically, is a huge diss on her own product set. It's like she's saying what Yahoo! offers doesn't deliver when it comes to creating meaningful human exchanges. For that we apparently need to resort to offices cubicles and water cooler encounters.

Yahoo Phone Home

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Dan Weisbeck

As we bring technology interaction to life, and we move beyond the traditional screen world of the Internet, so too must we free up content and collaboration so it can move with us from any environment to any device seamlessly.

Marissa's Mistake: Eliminating Workplace Flexibility Is Bad for Business

Rachel Dempsey | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Rachel Dempsey

Am I going to have to pretend I won't put my kids first if I want to climb to the top? And if I'm not willing to do that, is that the same as "opting out"? I'm in law school because I want to have a great career, but I refuse to accept that means I'll never have kids -- or, if I do, I'll never see them.

5 Last Minute Gifts for the Job Seeker

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Being unemployed during the holidays can take twice the toll on someone looking for work. If you know a person whose job search spirits you'd like to lift, here are some thoughtful gifts to help them land a job.

Workplace Flexibility Is Best When Determined by the Team

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

Experts agree that workplace flexibility is viable only when both the employer and employee mutually benefit from the program. So how do we know that what's good for the goose (employee) is also good for the gander (employer)?

Flexible Force: Learning From the Olympics' Legacy and Embracing Change

Nelson Phillips | Posted 01.20.2013 | Technology
Nelson Phillips

Resources can now be put in place to close the book on companies suffering from downtime. It's now over to the senior management to listen to the various demographics of their workforce and accept that change can be a positive, rather than purely disruptive force.

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.