Managers/Supervisors

Research Explainer: Changing Managers' Attitudes May Boost Flexibility

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Blog
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Research Explainer: Changing Managers' Attitudes May Boost Flexibility
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Formal flexible work arrangements are not the norm in American businesses, and it’s often up to individual managers to decide whether their employees should be able to shift their hours, work from home, or participate in other flex options.

Fortunately, even managers who have negative perceptions of flexible work arrangements (FWAs) can change their minds, with the right incentives and exposure.

The Growing Need for Nursing Educators

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The Growing Need for Nursing Educators
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Duquesne University School of Nursing

The healthcare industry relies heavily on the talents and skills of nursing educators whose mission is to train and educate future nurses. There is currently a shortage of nursing professionals. This, coupled with the rising demand for nurses means that professionals in the industry, specifically nursing educators, can look forward to highly promising career prospects.

Bill Taylor: Simply Brilliant, Brilliantly Simple

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Bill Taylor: Simply Brilliant, Brilliantly Simple
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Work and Life Podcast

The Six-Hour Workday

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The Six-Hour Workday
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Ohio University

For today’s workers, there is hope that a disruption in workday hours may be on the horizon. According to research, the average worker is productive for almost three hours when committed to an 8-hour day. A wide variety of unproductive activities disrupt workers’ concentration levels. These include smoking breaks, visiting social media sites, making food at work, eating, reading news websites, searching for jobs and more.

Mothers at Work: Who Opts Out?

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Book
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Mothers at Work: Who Opts Out?
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Lynne Rienner Publishers

Keeping Older Workers Keen about Their Jobs Takes More than Trying to Reduce Managers’ Age Biases, Study Shows

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News Article
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Keeping Older Workers Keen about Their Jobs Takes More than Trying to Reduce Managers’ Age Biases, Study Shows
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Academy of Management
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dowgun

Manager Attitudes Concerning Flexible Work Arrangements: Fixed or Changeable?

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Report
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Manager Attitudes Concerning Flexible Work Arrangements: Fixed or Changeable?
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Community, Work & Family journal
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dowgun

Flexible work arrangements (FWAs) present a vehicle for supporting caregiving responsibilities, but have yet to be widely implemented, in part, because of limited support from managers. A study by Stephen Sweet, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, and Jacquelyn Boone James examines transformation of manager attitudes toward FWAs in the context of a change initiative.

Stop Trying To Fix Women. Mentor Them Instead. How Gender Humility Helps

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Blog
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Stop Trying To Fix Women. Mentor Them Instead. How Gender Humility Helps
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Catalyst: Men Advocating Real Change (MARC)

Finding the Cure to the Toxic Workplace

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Blog
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Finding the Cure to the Toxic Workplace
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Huffington Post
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

By Brad Harrington and Jennifer Sabatini Fraone, Boston College Center for Work & Family

 

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