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Redesigning Redefining Work Summit

Building Flexibility Into The Way We Work

Erin L. Kelly | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Erin L. Kelly

To move beyond decades of discussing work-life balance to meaningful change, employers need to shift from one-off accommodations. It's time to make working efficiently, creatively, sustainably and flexibly the new norm.

The New Sexy: Millennial Egalitarian Men

Joan Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Joan Williams

The resulting searing disillusionment with men who talk the talk but do not walk the walk has left Millennial women skeptical that gender equality is a realistic possibility.

Work-Family Conflict is Not the Problem. Overwork Is.

Robin J. Ely | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Robin J. Ely

A person must continually re-subscribe to the work-family narrative -- and to the illusion of wholeness it provides -- in order to block out any feelings of being denied the basic human need for a life infused with both work and love.

Today's Employees No Longer Look Like Don Draper, So Why is Work Still Designed for Him?

Lindsey Trimble O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lindsey Trimble O'Connor

To recruit and retain the best people for the job, companies need to catch up with the changing realities of today's workforce.

The Chopping Block Paradox: Why Companies Cut Programs They Can't Afford to Lose

Lori Nishiura Mackenzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lori Nishiura Mackenzie

Companies' choices about what to put on the chopping block reveal a resistance to change that is rooted not in economic necessity, but in outdated mores, habits and assumptions. The workplaces that will prove the most successful five, ten or twenty years from now aren't the ones that deal with economic crisis by pretending it's 1950.