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Work Flexibility

Moving the Needle on Work Flexibility

Emma Plumb | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Emma Plumb

I have a new appreciation for the particular challenges involved in juggling parenthood and work. And whereas I was formerly frustrated by the fact that we are still dragging our feet around improving the way that work gets done, I'm now utterly astonished.

C-suite Men Stepping Down For 'Work-Life Balance' Is No Step Forward

Emma Plumb | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Emma Plumb

Most of us can only dream of being in a position where we could make new rules the way that Schireson, Wong, El-Erian, and Pichette might have done instead of opting out. Let's hope that instead of these types of resignation letters becoming the norm in the name of work-life balance, we start hearing more about leaders who stay put and change the status quo.

The Workplace Model Is Broken for More Than Moms

Emma Plumb | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Emma Plumb

Work flexibility is critical for moms, but not because they need special treatment or extra sensitivity. Instead, work flexibility is a business strategy that improves performance for all workers -- and employers' bottom lines.

What's the One Thing Employers Can Do Today to Support Women with MS?

Jennifer Owens | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Owens

Work place flexibility helps all employees, so it's little surprise that women with MS say it's important as well. Women with MS need more help in the workplace -- and flexibility is an easy place to start.

Rebranding 'Flexibility'

Naomi Gerstel | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Naomi Gerstel

Instead of greater freedom over our work and family lives, "flexibility" now often means that workers need to come in whenever the employer wants them and are sent home when demand is slack. Employers have adopted the language of "flexibility" but rebranded its meaning.

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.

5 Reasons Working Families Need Work Flexibility

Emma Plumb | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Emma Plumb

When we launched the movement 1 Million for Work Flexibility last October, our timing wasn't coincidental: National Work and Family Month is the perfect moment to shine a spotlight on work flexibility.

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.

Stop Spreading Lies About Telecommuting

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

I've been working from home for years, and I've built my company as a completely virtual one. So when I hear the pervasive myths (lies, really) that continue to exist about working from home, it gets me a little grumpy.

Reshaping What We Think About the Gender Pay Gap

Anastasia T Hou | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Anastasia T Hou

The convergence of human capital differences between men and women suggests that there must be another explanation for the remaining gender pay gap.

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.

Rewriting the Rules

Sarah Walton | Posted 07.08.2013 | Women
Sarah Walton

Wait a minute. As modern mothers, our choice is to go corporate and "Lean In" or stay at home? Oh I don't think so. I call shenanigans. Yeah, that's right. I said shenanigans. You can go look it up. I'll wait.

A Little Flex Goes a Long Way

Kathleen E. Christensen | Posted 06.16.2013 | Business
Kathleen E. Christensen

Most of us are not asking for sabbaticals, part-time positions, or an end to in-office meetings. We are asking for small things, like starting work at 8:30 instead of 8 so that we can drop our kids off at school beforehand.

Progressive Workplaces: Holding Ourselves and the Highest Office Accountable

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

There are many viewpoints and considerations to take into account when discussing workplace issues. Regulations are needed to move us forward in regards to pay equity, but many aspects of the workplace are more nuanced and require an attitude and paradigm shift.

Is Asking For Work Flexibility Career Suicide?

The Grindstone | Posted 01.03.2012 | Women

According to a new survey from More Magazine, 92% of women say they value workplace flexibility, but a third consider it career suicide to ask for mor...

Why Doctors Should Be Allowed To Work Part-Time

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 08.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Anderson

While I know Sibert is not arguing for a law that would mandate full-time work for physicians, even just returning to the expectation that all doctors must work full-time could have severe consequences.

Adjusting Our Work-Life Balance in the Internet Economy

Maynard Webb | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maynard Webb

The way we work is fundamentally changing -- and that the ramifications will be better for everyone. The notions of going to work, putting in set hours, and getting "face time" are increasingly antiquated ideas.

The Myth of Having It All

Christine Hassler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

One of the most transformative messages born from the women's movement was the concept that a woman can "have it all." Yet, the misinterpretations of this message can be disempowering for women.

Be Flexible!

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Being flexible is not about being weak, wimpy, or passive. Flexibility is a conscious choice. As we enhance our ability to be flexible, our life can and will expand exponentially.