Productivity

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.

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Engagement?

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Blog
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What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Engagement?
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Robin Hardman Communications blog
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Robin Hardman

I’m guessing many employers aren’t seeing such results from what they call employee engagement, because their employees are not truly engaged.

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. 

11 Best Work-Life Audiobooks of All Time

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Blog
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11 Best Work-Life Audiobooks of All Time
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the WorkLife HUB
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Zoltan Vadkerti

As the weather is warming up, you may like to spend more time outdoors, perhaps walk to work. We have pulled together the best 11 audiobooks on work-life integration, achievement, happiness and motivation for you. Just pop in your earphones and get ready to learn, be inspired and take action. 

Scott Sonenshein: To Chase or To Stretch?

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Other
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Scott Sonenshein: To Chase or To Stretch?
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Work and Life Podcast

A Brand New Employee Distraction

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Blog
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A Brand New Employee Distraction
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Robin Hardman Communications blog
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Robin Hardman

A new survey of 500 U.S. workers found that 87 percent of them are reading political posts on social media during the workday, and 29 percent report they’ve been less productive since the election. And that’s not all

David Burkus: The Death of Email

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Interview
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David Burkus: The Death of Email
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Work and Life Podcast

Focus for Success in a Distracted World

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Interview
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Focus for Success in a Distracted World
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Work and Life Podcast

The New Workplace Is Agile, and Nonstop. Can You Keep Up?

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News Article
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The New Workplace Is Agile, and Nonstop. Can You Keep Up?
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

"We don't talk about work/life balance anymore," said Barry Crist, Chef's chief executive. "It's work/life mix. If you need to be home at 4, then put your kid to bed and make up for it at 10 p.m., that's fine. Younger people now want flux in their day, and they don't want to turn off the information, ever."

The Disease of Being Busy

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Blog
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The Disease of Being Busy
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On Being
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Judi C Casey

"How did we end up living like this? Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we do this to our children? When did we forget that we are human beings, not human doings?"

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