Alternative Work Arrangements

WFRN Fall Update 2017

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Newsletter
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WFRN Fall Update 2017
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WFRN

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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.

Flexible Schedules Reward Dads, Not Moms

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News Article
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Flexible Schedules Reward Dads, Not Moms
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Washington Post

Chung found that men and women in full-time jobs with flexible schedules worked about the same amount of overtime hours. The same went for mothers and fathers. The men, however, saw an earnings increase beyond overtime pay after switching from a concrete schedule to flexible hours. They banked an average of 1,000 more euros (about $1,125) per year. The women enjoyed no such gains.

Flexible Working Is Making Us Work Longer

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News Article
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Flexible Working Is Making Us Work Longer
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The Conversation
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Heejung Chung

Contrary to what you might expect, those with more control over their work schedule work more than those with less control. In fact, people have a tendency to work more overtime hours once they are allowed to work flexibly, compared to when they were not.

How a Flex-Time Program at MIT Improved Productivity, Resilience, and Trust

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Blog
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How a Flex-Time Program at MIT Improved Productivity, Resilience, and Trust
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Harvard Business Review
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Monique Valcour

Take 5: Wingham Rowan on the Flexible Labor Market

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Blog
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Take 5: Wingham Rowan on the Flexible Labor Market
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Director of Britain's Beyond Jobs project, author, and TED speaker Wingham Rowan draws a link between flexible work and modern financial markets.

Uk-Based Balance Network: Studying Work-Life Balance Issues within the Digital Economy

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Announcement
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Uk-Based Balance Network: Studying Work-Life Balance Issues within the Digital Economy
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Balance Network
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Ariane Ollier-Malaterre for the SIG Work-Family and Technology

The UK-based Balance Network was formed to encourage links between stakeholders, and particularly academics, interested in how technology is reshaping our work and home lives. The Network was funded following an EPSRC “creativity greenhouse” as one of four projects looking into how digital technologies are changing our personal lives, the way we work, and the interplay between the two.

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