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Workplace Flexibility

Work Flexibility Has Become a Revolution in 2013

Carol Evans | Posted 10.15.2013 | Women
Carol Evans

Flextime was invented by, for and because of women. We are still the only gender that can have babies, and flexing our way back from maternity leave is one of the great solutions to help women stay in the workforce.

Why Women Helping Women Is Essential to Workplace Flexibility

Stacey Brooks Delo | Posted 10.15.2013 | Parents
Stacey Brooks Delo

There's so much discussion around "what working moms want" these days. But let's face it folks, it's pretty simple -- they want to be able to work, to continue contributing with their education and experience, and still feel like they are able to be a good mom.

Sophie Wade: Flexing Your Personal And Corporate Value

Sophie Wade | Posted 10.14.2013 | Women
Sophie Wade

Creating value is part of the very essence of our lives. Whether it is personal, spiritual, family, community or business-related, it generates that feel-good sensation when we believe we have made a worthwhile contribution -- big or small.

Why Opting-Out Makes Little Sense

Jennifer Owens | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

A decade into working momhood, I'm glad I didn't opt-out. As my career has grown, so has my salary, my influence and my ability to work flexibly.

Employees Want Workplace Flexibility Over a Promotion

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

One of the most effective ways to have happy, hardworking and engaged employees is to allow them to make reasonable adjustments to their own schedules that allow them the most efficiency in both work and their lives.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Work and Life

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE | Posted 09.15.2013 | Parents
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE

Family is not just something you cheat on your career with. A career is not just something you do for dollars even though it robs you of your family. Our families and our careers are both parts of who we are.

'Professional Attire' and Reality

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Jeffrey P. Colin

There is a lingering perception that the type of clothing a person wears has some impact on their performance at their job. As one completely opposed to the wearing of business suits, I find the total lack of discussion in this area to be fairly discouraging.

Men Struggle With Work-Life Balance, And That's A Good Thing

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 08.29.2013 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

Work-life should not be a mothering issue, It shouldn't even be a parenting issue. It should be a workplace issue.

Sophie Wade: Getting to Flex

Sophie Wade | Posted 08.26.2013 | Women
Sophie Wade

What does success mean? What are our 'life ambitions' -- corporate, family and more? As we start to engage proactively in these questions, flexibility -- the ability to have some choice and control over our combination of life activities -- is a critical part of the future solution.

Katy Hall

LOOK: Who Gets To Work From Home? | Katy Hall | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

Never far from conversations about leaning in or leaning back, redefining success or reshaping the workplace, is one arrangement that allows workers t...

USA's First Flexible Work Initiative Proposed for Families

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 08.18.2013 | San Francisco
Sara Sutton Fell

David Chiu, the President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, has introduced a new proposal that will allow for better flexibility and work life balance for families.

Laura Bassett

The New Women's Issues: Minimum Wage, Sick Leave | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

Two years ago, a spat between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) over Planned Parenthood funding sparked a national debate about ...

The Unspoken Stigma of Workplace Flexibility

New York Times | Posted 08.17.2013 | Women

Assume for a moment that your employer let you decide when and where you worked -- you might arrive early so you could leave in time to care for a chi...

Working Mothers As 40 Percent of Household Breadwinners Further Pleads the Case for Flex

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

New information from the Pew Research Center has proven what we have already been seeing as a major shift in the workplace. Working mothers have become the breadwinning -- or sole -- sources of income in 40 percent of households with children.

Lisa Belkin

Should Parents Whine Less? Or Should Everyone Else At Work Whine More? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.25.2013 | Parents

Karen Grisby Bates calls it “the kid card.” In a Slate essay about how workers with children have to stop assuming workers without children will p...

Dave Jamieson

Happy Memorial Day! 1 In 4 U.S. Workers Get No Vacation, Report Finds | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As millions of Americans pack their cars ahead of Memorial Day weekend, the United States remains alone among the world's advanced econo...

Government Needs to Lean Out to Help Working Moms

Carrie Lukas | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Carrie Lukas

No set of policies will solve the fundamental challenge women face in balancing work and family: There are only 24-hours in a day, and we cannot be in two places at once. The best we can do is create an environment that leads to a wide variety of opportunities

A New Generation of 'Mominists'?

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Samantha Kurtzman-Counter

I think it might be time to step back, press pause on the kvetching and appreciate where we're at as a culture of mothers right now. It's really pretty amazing.

Loosening the Ties That Bind

Kathie Lingle | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Kathie Lingle

The major flaw in the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 is that it's only a start to what needs to be done.

Mothers, Working Families Aren't Fooled

Debra L. Ness | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Why are some members of Congress wasting time on a bill that would make things even worse for many of these families?

Designing Human Cities: Lessons Learned From Coworking

Eric van den Broek | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Eric van den Broek

Two and a half years ago, a friend of mine, my brothers and I shared a common vision. It was time, we thought, to re-think the way people live and work. Technology enables us to work virtually anywhere anytime with anyone. In this context, what should workspaces look like?

More Parental Leave at Yahoo Is Great for New Parents, But What About Exisiting Ones?

Jennifer Owens | Posted 07.02.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

Make no mistake, paid family leave is something every parent should have access to, but parenting is a marathon, not only a sleep-deprived sprint. For millions of working parents, flexibility is a key factor in the work-life juggle.

Dave Jamieson

Federal Workers In For Newfangled Surprises | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.25.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal officials said they hope a renovated building at 18th and F streets Northwest in downtown Washington will embody a new streamlin...

A May Day Message for the Traditional Workplace: Stop Treating Your Employees Like Children

Christina Pesoli | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Christina Pesoli

Traditional workplace, report to the principal's office. You are in some serious trouble. Your infraction? A long history of invasive, control freak behavior.

Making Life Work

Rep. Renee Ellmers | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Rep. Renee Ellmers

If technology and communications can adapt to people's modern lifestyles, then why can't our labor laws follow suit? Private-sector businesses continue to live under an outdated federal mandate that says the only way to compensate for overtime is through cash wages.