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Workplace Flexibility

How a Job Platform is Changing the Lives of Working Mothers And Helping Tech Companies

Skirting the Rules | Posted 10.20.2016 | Women
Skirting the Rules

As of 2012, there were more than 31 million mothers with children under the age of 18 in the United States alone. About 70 percent of them were workin...

Building Your Creative Culture

Sophie Andrews | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Sophie Andrews

It is easy to forget that an organisation is set up to do more than just go about its regular activities to achieve set goals and complete its mission statement. But in truth, as we spend 1/3 of our day at work, it is important that we feel comfortable in our work environment and relaxed and motivated by our colleagues.

Transition Isn't Terrible: 3 Ways You Can Benefit from Change in the Workplace

Sara Uzer | Posted 08.30.2016 | Business
Sara Uzer

While it can be difficult to adopt a positive attitude in this situation, it's crucial to do so. Additionally, this process can be alleviated by focusing on the specific ways that the change can be ultimately valuable to your career. Let's take a look at a few of them.

Family-Friendly Benefits Baby-Step Into The Office

Julie Stich | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Julie Stich

From extended paid maternity leave to breast milk shipping on the company's tab, employers nationwide are embracing new and innovative family-friendly benefits.

What I Want the Future of Work to Look Like for Women

Jennifer Gefsky | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Jennifer Gefsky

In April 2014, weeks before Mother's Day, the ad agency Mullen Lowe released a powerful video, "World's Toughest Job," to highlight the tireless work ...

How To Maintain Creativity In Your Business

Sophie Andrews | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Sophie Andrews

The creative spark and process is notoriously resistant to attempts to manage, control and direct it. For most folks, the creative juices and muses simply don't arrive on a set timetable. Leaders, owners and managers can, however, create an environment that contributes to the development of unique and creative ideas.

Is Breakfast the New Lunch?

Peter Aceto | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

I am lucky in that rising early comes naturally. I am most alert and energetic in the morning. But I've also set priorities that work with my natural rhythm and support both my professional and personal responsibilities.

Don't Believe in a Flexible Schedule? Here Is What You Are Missing

Matt Roberge | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Matt Roberge

Many employers still have not fully embraced a flexible schedule for their employees. I can only assume it is because they fear that employees will take advantage of them, become unproductive, and inevitably cost them money.

How To Hire A Millennial

Gene Marks | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

"So tell me," the 26-year-old man asked the 52-year-old business owner during a recent interview. "What exactly is your policy on Millennials?" This ...

Down with Face Time! A Flexibility Manifesto

Romy Newman | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Romy Newman

What is the primary thing that employers should change to improve retention and job satisfaction among women? Offer more flexibility.

The Changing Landscape of Work and the Worker

Rose Stanley | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Rose Stanley

When workplace flexibility first came to be during the 1970s in the United States, it was mostly known as "flex time": adjusting one's start and end times to primarily accommodate working parents dropping children off and picking them up from school or daycare.

What I've Learned From 30 Days of Videoconferencing

Cameron Craig | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Cameron Craig

I recently joined a company where the majority of meetings are videoconferences. Sure, I've used videoconferencing at other jobs before but it was usu...

Damn Why Is That Car Still in the Lot?

Elliot Begoun | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Elliot Begoun

I get up from my desk and sneak over to the conference room hoping that no one sees me. It is the only place in the building with a window that looks out over the parking lot. Crap, his car is still there. Come on man, go home already, it's 5:45 on a Friday night.

The Unsettling of America: The Next Phase of Progress In/At Work

Sophie Wade | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Sophie Wade

Doing nothing is also a choice, but it cannot be a step forward for you or your business. Progress is the lifeblood of the American people and has been the cornerstone of this country's success. It is not a question of 'if' or 'why', but 'when' and 'how' you and your company adapts.

Health and Well-being: A Business Imperative

Karoline Barwinski | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Karoline Barwinski

We must turn our attention to the growing body of research that shows integrated approaches to health and well-being are associated with better business outcomes and improved stock performance for investors.

Putting #FamilyFirst With Employee Benefits

Julie Stich | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Julie Stich

The recent story of Chicago White Sox slugger Adam LaRoche walking away from a $13 million season contract after being told he had to limit the time his 14-year-old son, Drake, spent with the team (his father's place of work), got us thinking . . . What are typical workplace policies for bringing children to work?

Memo to Corporate America: Flexibility Programs Work. So, What's the Holdup?

Erin L. Kelly | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
Erin L. Kelly

What would your life be like if you--not your boss--got to choose where, when, and how you worked?

Five Steps to Equalize Success Opportunities for Women and Men in a Work Organization

Muna Jawhary, PhD | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Muna Jawhary, PhD

In the series The New Yorker, performing artist Marina Abramović says the reason there are so many more men artists than women artists throughout his...

A Super-Simple Way To Be Happier At Work

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business

You're probably familiar with the afternoon slump: It's that drop in energy you feel after you've been at your work desk for hours -- maybe you even a...

25N Ignites the Suburban Coworking Movement

Amanda Schneider | Posted 02.15.2016 | Business
Amanda Schneider

This article originally published in the inaugural edition of Workplaces Magazine on February 1, 2016 and can be found at this link. While coworking...

Future of Work Interview With Gavin McGarry of Jumpwire Media. Bold Moves: Self Salary Setting and Passion Pitching

Sophie Wade | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Sophie Wade

Motivation is critical with Millennials and Gavin has a compelling recipe to feed, as well as leverage, their passions. His social media agency handles companies of all types across many sectors.

Going off Script: The Office of the Future Is All About the Experience

Randy Howder | Posted 02.04.2016 | San Francisco
Randy Howder

Does the backlash from open offices, which comes precisely at the same cultural moment as the opening of Facebook's "largest open-plan office in the world," mean the open-plan's hegemony is soon to be over? If so, what comes next for the workplace?

Winter Storm Jonas and Business Continuity Make Strange Bedfellows

Rose Stanley | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
Rose Stanley

Figuring out how to deal with significant snow, ice and possible coastal flooding and power outages is not only on the minds of up to 50 million peopl...

Is it Possible to Have Balance and Success?

Jae Ellard | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jae Ellard

The secret to living a successful and balanced life is nested within knowing what motivates you and having intentional conversations about that with the people that matter in your life.

Three Things Forward-Thinking Companies Need to Know to Attract Millennial Independent Workers in 2016

Gene Zaino | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Gene Zaino

Millennials currently make up 30% of America's independent workforce. Within the next two years, they will become the largest generation of self-emplo...