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Workplace Flexibility

Dear Pre-Modern Mitt...

Richard V. Reeves | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Richard V. Reeves

I hope you will forgive this public entreaty. This is my application for the role of White House chief of staff in the event that you win in November.

Only Women With Babies? Workplace Flexibility for All

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

The assertion that workplace flexibility is only an issue for women -- specifically mothers -- is wrong, plain and simple.Here are some other people who rely on work flexibility.

In Debate, Romney Teases on Workplace Flexibility

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Morra Aarons-Mele

Cracking the glass ceiling isn't just about making sure women have opportunities to work and receive equal pay and fair treatment, it's about women and men taking on equal responsibilities in all areas of life.

Candidates Need Workplace Flexibility Reality Check

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

It's all about getting beyond our preconceived and outdated notions of what employees want out of work-flex and giving them what they need.

5 Ways To Avoid Burnout At Work

Fortune Magazine | Verne Harnish | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

Here are a few methods, from simple coffee breaks to Panamanian CEO retreats, to avoid work burnout and recharge your business. 1. Get Away and Rev...

Will Marissa Mayer's Baby Give Birth to a Leader?

Nanette Fondas | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Nanette Fondas

A self-described computer geek, Mayer may be just the super-mom to write the code that helps thousands of other families optimize work and family responsibilities.

Pushing Forward With Paid Leave, Workplace Flexibility for All

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Working moms, and increasingly working dads don't want a government handout, but they do need a hand up. What is at the top of the list?

Breaking the Cycle of Responsiveness at Work

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business
Morra Aarons-Mele

Am I the only one who feels work is simply a boundary-less continuum? Saturday feels simply a pause, not a stop time for work.

The Biggest Interview Mistake

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business

Just because Mark Zuckerberg gets away with a hoodie and flip-flops doesn’t mean employers are OK with you dressing down for an interview. Wearin...

Workplace Flexibility Doesn't Hurt

Kathleen E. Christensen | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Kathleen E. Christensen

By providing real options for flexibility in where, when and how work gets done, companies can help parents, older workers, people with disabilities and others, address the tremendous work-life conflict they currently face, and they can build stronger, sustainable businesses.

Excuses That Can Get You Fired

AOL Jobs | Donna Ballman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Small Business

Michelle Edwards says she called in one hour late to work, telling her boss she needed to care for her mother, recovering from surgery. But the boss' ...

The Business Case for Workplace Flexibility: How Employers and Employees Can "Have it All"

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business
Madeleine M. Kunin

The challenge facing advocates for fair family/work policies is to provide evidence that these policies are money makers; they can boost the bottom line over the long term.  It's not as tough a sale as one might think.

Having It All and a Hot Dog Stand

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

The reason Anne-Marie Slaughter hit a collective nerve is because she's tapped into the employee side of the inequitable work-life balance.

We Can't Have It All, But We Can Give Her Credit

Ming Holden | Posted 08.28.2012 | Media
Ming Holden

Two main misconceptions have cropped up in the buzz around Anne-Marie Slaughter's current cover story in The Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All."

Looking Past the 'Having it All' Distraction

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.27.2012 | Women
Debra L. Ness

In America today, "having it all" looks more like "barely holding on."

Let's Talk About Work & Family

Kathleen E. Christensen | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business
Kathleen E. Christensen

Every working parent, and in fact, every employee, not only those who help run countries and $100-billion companies, makes sacrifices to balance work and family, but few feel comfortable talking about these struggles.

Your Start-Up Life: How to Get Flexibility at Work?

Rana Florida | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Feel free to let your boss know that a new study released by the Center for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, and American Cancer Society has confirmed what many have long suspected: that lengthy car commutes are terrible for your health.

Advice From Google's Marissa Mayer: "Find Your Rhythm"

Callie Schweitzer | Posted 05.28.2012 | Technology
Callie Schweitzer

Not everyone applies to 10 colleges. Not everyone looks for jobs they might not want. But Mayer always did. She stressed the importance of always having options in life and evaluating every single one of them.

I Am Happy at Work -- After 9 A.M.

Denice Kronau | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business
Denice Kronau

Do you know what your rhythms are? Have you even thought about it? Too often, we adapt rather than challenge the status quo. We go along with the majority. We often assume that the situation we're in is unchangeable.

Please Just Dial My Extension: I'm Teleworking Today

Rose Stanley | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
Rose Stanley

Sometimes I wonder how far into the future will it be before we first consider not where we work -- but how we work.

You Can't Do It All by Yourself

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

In my experience, there are plenty of people who prefer to work on their own without input, help or even interaction with others. Sometimes it's appropriate, however, most of the time, working in isolation just doesn't work.

What to Do When Your Boss Is a Micromanager

Tom Fox | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
Tom Fox

After considering the possible reasons for micromanagement, the question to ask yourself is "What can I do about the situation?"

10 Flex Mistakes You Didn't Know You Made

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

Many organizations think the work stops once they approve a flex, but really it's just beginning. Read on to see if you've made any of these implementation mistakes.

You Actually Can't Use Work To Hide From Your Life

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 02.06.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

If you've ever thought of work as a refuge from the things that aren't going so well in your personal life, you may be in denial, new research suggests.

A Skills Shortage Or Unrealistic Expectations?

Susan Seitel | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business
Susan Seitel

The job market. Is there really a skills shortage or do companies have unrealistic expectations? Why aren't they getting the employees they need?