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Workplace Flexibility

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.

The Future Of Work? Or An Unworkable Fantasy?

Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

On day one of his company’s grand work experiment, Kyle Pederson found himself more or less alone. Of the 15 full-time employees at Learner’s Edge...

Continuing the Discussion on Working From Home

Lia Seth | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Lia Seth

f my company or manager were not flexible about me working from home on occasion -- as long as I'm actually getting my work done -- I would not be able to keep this job. I really doubt I am the only person (or person with a disability) in the country in this situation.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Looks To Loosen Overtime Laws | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are planning to introduce legislation that could loosen the nation's 75-year-old law governing overtime in the workpla...

How New Moms Can 'Lean In' Too: Take the Baby to Work

Nanette Fondas | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Nanette Fondas

While some companies may see the Yahoo and Best Buy bans on flexible working-from-home as an invitation to imitate and reduce workplace flexibility for employees, let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Must You Give Up Your Day Job to Lose Weight?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

We should stop denying that for many, the workplace culture is an obstacle to a healthy lifestyle and may even exacerbate weight gain and unfitness. If we don't, we should not be surprised at the continual rise in health care costs and the simultaneous decline of our health.

Racism, Sexism and Now Flexism: Being Anti-Flex Puts You On Wrong Side of... Everything

Carol Evans | Posted 07.12.2013 | Women
Carol Evans

Anyone following this mislead will be on the wrong side of working moms, marathoners, the differently abled, the young, the aging, the executive caring for her in-laws, even the single guy with a new puppy!

Leaning In, and Sometimes Falling Over the Edge

Janet Walsh | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business
Janet Walsh

Kimberly N. "leaned in" to her career for years. As a vice president of a large charitable organization, she earned high praise and enjoyed her work. When Kimberley got pregnant, she negotiated a six-week maternity leave, and looked forward to resuming work.

Making Work-life Balance a Reality

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

During this time of technological advancements that make telecommuting easier, Sandberg's encouragement of women, knowing that flexibility can help advance a career while supporting parenthood, is a definite relief.

13.4 Million Reasons Not to Ban Telecommuting

Nanette Fondas | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Nanette Fondas

Then snowstorms hit the Midwest and East Coast, closing schools and businesses, and people turned to -- you guessed it -- telecommuting to stay productive and safe. When the snow melts, will the backlash against teleworking continue?

Ladies: All Hands On Deck

Margie Omero | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

The debate about how we accommodate mothers in the workplace should be much larger than any one CEO. When we have no national child care policy, and no consistent national standard about how new mothers are treated at work, we all suffer.

The Brain at Work and at Home

David Rock | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
David Rock

How can you boost productivity so that you can maximize on your time? And at what point does all of this technology just get in the way of our work?

The Slippery Slope: Why Are Companies Working So Hard to Solve the Wrong Problems?

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

Which trade-offs are acceptable and which are losing propositions? Inevitably, if a company begins to see employee satisfaction, engagement and loyalty as a trade-off, it is not headed in the right direction.

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Is in a Lose-Lose Battle

BabyPost | Posted 05.05.2013 | Parents

As a woman I understand that my role as a parent shouldn't factor into the way I'm viewed professionally. But also, as a women, I think it is imperative that our commitments to our family be respected and demanded.

Searching for Stability in Changing Times

Brad Harrington | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Brad Harrington

2013 is just two months old and already headlines from the national and international stage leave us wondering, "Does anything endure? When we wake u...

Pro-Working Mother Digital Companies Are Shaking Their Heads

Jennifer Owens | Posted 05.01.2013 | Technology
Jennifer Owens

Digital companies have changed the world and its culture. We hope that in order to attract and retain female talent and promote them through the pipeline, these same companies will suport policies and benefits that support working families.