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Workplace Flexibility

Why Passing on the Remote Is Good for Yahoo!

Randy Howder | Posted 04.30.2013 | San Francisco
Randy Howder

Marissa Mayer's not telling employees that Yahoo! wants them to give up their personal lives to long commutes and sad drip coffee makers. She's simply saying to her people that if they're all in this together, they've got to be in this together. Literally.

Teleworking a Deal Breaker?

Rose Stanley | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Rose Stanley

The higher an organization rates itself as having a flexible culture, the lower the organization's voluntary turnover rate.

Flexibility Works, When Done Right

Kathleen E. Christensen | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Kathleen E. Christensen

Are there employees at Yahoo whose work is best completed at a physical office on a traditional nine-to-five schedule? I'm sure there are. Is this the best work structure for all 14,000 of their employees? Certainly not.

Marissa's Mistake: Eliminating Workplace Flexibility Is Bad for Business

Rachel Dempsey | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Rachel Dempsey

Am I going to have to pretend I won't put my kids first if I want to climb to the top? And if I'm not willing to do that, is that the same as "opting out"? I'm in law school because I want to have a great career, but I refuse to accept that means I'll never have kids -- or, if I do, I'll never see them.

Marissa Mayer's No-Flex Policy Old School for Young Mom CEO

Jennifer Owens | Posted 04.27.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

This is a tech company, right? One in which everyone is connected 24/7? By taking away employees' ability to decide how and when they work, Yahoo! has effectively shot itself in the foot as it limps into the future.

Marissa Mayer's Work-From-Home Ban Is The Exact Opposite Of What CEOs Should Be Doing

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.25.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

What others see as the future of the workplace, and what parents see as a most important tool for juggling home and work, Marissa Mayer apparently sees as disposable.

We Have a Responsibility to Change the Conversation About Women At Work

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

Sometimes I think we read about and discuss workforce trends and challenges through a myopic lens. For example, a company is launching a particular initiative which may serve as an interesting anecdote, but doesn't address the issue at large or the way the issue is perceived by the general population.

Quest for Work-Life Fit Isn't Self-Indulgent!

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Of all the reasons given about why U.S. workplaces shouldn't worry about work-life issues, this one is probably the most simpleminded one I've heard in a while: Being a workaholic is good for your career and life.

Just Relax, NoFlex Boss: Flex Is a Boost Not Bust for Your Workplace

Jennifer Owens | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Jennifer Owens

flexibility is an incredibly powerful and cheap benefit that can boost employee engagement and loyalty, while lowering absenteeism and presenteeism. Most employers who commit to a culture of flexibility find employees feeling not only engaged, but grateful.

Dear Mr. President

Cara Woodson Welch | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics
Cara Woodson Welch

As you well know, your first priority needs to be growing our economy and finding innovative ways to solve our current economic crisis. Here's hoping for bipartisan proposals that succeed and a resolution to the looming sequestration threat.

How Women are Redefining Work

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 03.17.2013 | Women
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

Career success for women is now less about climbing the corporate ladder and more dependent on forging a path through a labyrinth.

Workplaces for the Ages

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Fifty
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D.

Let's ring in 2013 with some clarity about what it means for a company to be age-friendly and how best to get there.

Will Record Number of Women in the 113th Congress Improve Workplace Policies on Capitol Hill?

Cara Woodson Welch | Posted 03.10.2013 | Women
Cara Woodson Welch

With record numbers of women in the 113th Congress, will we see more female chiefs of staff? Will having more women in leadership positions result in better workplace policies? Could all of that lead to a more functional workplace overall?

5 Last Minute Gifts for the Job Seeker

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Being unemployed during the holidays can take twice the toll on someone looking for work. If you know a person whose job search spirits you'd like to lift, here are some thoughtful gifts to help them land a job.

Ideas for Introducing Team Flexibility

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

Flexibility is a business strategy engaging the entire workforce and not just a particular employee segment. The process does not have to be overwhelming.

Improving Low-Wage Work

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Despite the clear national interest, low-wage jobs were an important topic missing from the long election season's discourse.

Workplace Flexibility Is Best When Determined by the Team

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

Experts agree that workplace flexibility is viable only when both the employer and employee mutually benefit from the program. So how do we know that what's good for the goose (employee) is also good for the gander (employer)?

Dave Jamieson

Thanks For Nothing: Workers Lose Holiday As Retail Expands Hours | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Last year, for the first time in her life, Ayanna Roach missed Thanksgiving. The 23-year-old was working at an Old Navy store in the ...

Why This Kind Of Workplace Is The Future

Posted 11.20.2012 | Women

Liz Elfman | The Daily Muse I remember the world pre-Google. My dad would go off to work each morning, very early, dressed in a suit and tie. My mo...

How Turkey Day Flexibility Can Lead to Success in Life

Jennifer Maffett | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Maffett

As much as we look forward to sharing the bounty at our holiday tables with friends and family each year, some parts of the long weekend can be a little trying.

Dispelling Three Leading Myths that Can Impede a Strategic Work Model

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

The benefits of flexibility to employees translate into strong, measurable positive outcomes for companies. They go hand in hand, and as attracting skilled workers and professionals in general becomes more of a challenge, organizations that offer progressive workplace programs will remain highly competitive.

President Obama: Make Flexible Work a Priority

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

There is absolutely no reason that the economy should take a hit because our nation's businesses won't use the available technology and resources to make their workforces mobile and prepared. Telework is absolutely in the nation's best interest.

The Office Construct as We Know It Was Created By Men at a Time Women Weren't Even Allowed to Work

Dee Poku | Posted 12.31.2012 | Black Voices
Dee Poku

As we go about our busy lives, breaking barriers and striving to get ahead, lets ensure we're also taking the time to think about all the practical applications that need to be in put in place for the workplace of the future.

Older Workers, Adult Children and Working Longer

Kathleen E. Christensen | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business
Kathleen E. Christensen

Do you provide financial support to your adult children? If so, does this mean you forsee yourself having to work later into life?

Thank You, Secretary of State Clinton!

Kathie Lingle | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Kathie Lingle

I applaud Secretary Clinton for making such a strong and public commitment to creating a workplace where employees have the support they need to be successful in the workplace and at home.