Alternative Work Arrangements

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.

Children Hurt Women’s Earnings, but Not Men’s (Even in Scandinavia)

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News Article
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Children Hurt Women’s Earnings, but Not Men’s (Even in Scandinavia)
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New York Times

Motherhood is the biggest cause of the gender pay gap. It might take fathers to change that.

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

WFRN Fall Update 2017

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Newsletter
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WFRN Fall Update 2017
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WFRN

Read about what's happening with WFRN!

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.

The Curse of Flexible Work

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News Article
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The Curse of Flexible Work
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BBC.com

Deviating from the nine-to-five isn’t always liberating – it can often be a constant source of stress.

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