Flexible Work Arrangements/ Flexibility

New Campaign Aims to Transform the Way Aging Employees Work and Retire

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Announcement
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New Campaign Aims to Transform the Way Aging Employees Work and Retire
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Respectful Exits

Respectful Exits is the organized voice of aging workers, insisting that employers implement our common sense Longevity Agenda:

Hourly Workers Need Flexibility the Most but Are Often the Least Likely to Get It

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News Article
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Hourly Workers Need Flexibility the Most but Are Often the Least Likely to Get It
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Harvard Business Review

This research summary is on the Harvard Business Revue website with a link to a review that was in the Academy of Management Annals of this article: 

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Research Report Flexibility in Where, When and How We Work Leads to Business Gains--Success Depends on Strategy and Training

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Report
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Research Report Flexibility in Where, When and How We Work Leads to Business Gains--Success Depends on Strategy and Training
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flex strategy group
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Judi C Casey

Businesses and organizations are constantly looking to optimize resources, increase productivity and engagement, encourage innovation and collaboration, and attract and retain top talent. New national research shows that the strategic use of work flexibility, technology and workspace options are keys to achieving these business goals and building a high-performance flexible work culture. However, organizations have not invested in the training and resources required to utilize flexibility, technology and workspace options for transformational results.

Women Are Entering Worlds Once Dominated By Men. The Same Can't Be Said In Reverse.

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Blog
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Women Are Entering Worlds Once Dominated By Men. The Same Can't Be Said In Reverse.
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Robin Hardman Communications blog
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Robin Hardman

Even as women’s participation in the labor force nears parity with men's, even as they have been the dominate gender in college graduations since 1982, even as they (very gradually) become CEOs and board members

Workers in Female-Majority Workplaces Have Less Access to Flextime

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News Article
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Workers in Female-Majority Workplaces Have Less Access to Flextime
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Slate Magazine

There were no significant differences between men and women in their access to flexitime across Europe—if anything men getting slightly better access. What’s more, workers in female-majority workplaces had the worst level of access to flexitime compared to their counterparts in male-majority workplaces or workplaces where men and women were equally represented.

New Book: "Work-Life Advantage: Sustaining Regional Learning and Innovation"

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Book
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New Book: "Work-Life Advantage: Sustaining Regional Learning and Innovation"
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Newcastle University

Work-Life Advantage: Sustaining Regional Learning and Innovation

What Makes an Employer One of "The Best"?

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Blog
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What Makes an Employer One of "The Best"?
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Robin Hardman Communications blog

This year, once again, Working Mother Media has published some impressive statistics about the 100 Best companies, including some startling data comparing the 2017 100 Best to all companies nationwide.

Author Insights: Lotte Bailyn on Breaking the Mold

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Blog
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Author Insights: Lotte Bailyn on Breaking the Mold
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1 Million for Work Flexibility
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Emma Plumb

Lotte Bailyn is the T Wilson (1953) Professor of Management, Emerita at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Lotte’s research deals with the relation of organizational practice to employees’ personal lives, with a particular emphasis on gender equity in business organizations and academia. 

Webinar: The State of National Flex

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Blog
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Webinar: The State of National Flex
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

October 17th marks the 5th annual National Flex Day, first launched by 1MFWF supporter organization Working Mother. 1 Million for Work Flexibility is proud to carry forward the torch and lead this year’s celebration by encouraging employers and employees across the country to unite behind the need for more flexibility.

Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Panelists: Sara Sutton Fell, Ian Reynolds,  Brigid Schulte

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