Work Design/Redesign

Research Explainer: Changing Managers' Attitudes May Boost Flexibility

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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.

Take 5: Heejung Chung on Work Autonomy, Flexible Working, and Work-Life Balance

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Take 5: Heejung Chung on Work Autonomy, Flexible Working, and Work-Life Balance
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Dr. Heejung Chung is a labor market and welfare state researcher and reader in sociology and social policy at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, United Kingdom. Her research interest lies in examining different labor market patterns and outcomes across European welfare states, with a primary focus on flexibility at work, work-life balance, and job and employment insecurity. 1 Million for Work Flexibility interviews Heejung in our "Take 5" series. 

Author Insights: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on Rest

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Author Insights: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on Rest
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is the author of Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less. Drawing on history, neuroscience, and psychology, “Rest” argues that leisure and mind-wandering are essential components to creative lives, and that many of history’s most creative and prolific people crafted daily routines that allowed some of their best insights and ideas to emerge during their leisure hours. 

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.

Working Families Flexibility Act Brings Flex Debate to Congress

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Working Families Flexibility Act Brings Flex Debate to Congress
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Video: Whole Life Leaders—How Love and Play Improve the Way We Work

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Video: Whole Life Leaders—How Love and Play Improve the Way We Work
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

ICYMI: On April 13, 1 Million for Work Flexibility teamed up with our supporter ThirdPath Institute to co-host a special “Thursdays with ThirdPath” event focused on redefining the rules of work and family. Watch the recording, featuring Jessica DeGroot, Lotte Bailyn, and Joyce Fletcher, here. 

Webinar: Whole Life Leaders—How Love and Play Improve the Way We Work

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Webinar: Whole Life Leaders—How Love and Play Improve the Way We Work
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Webinar: Whole Life Leaders—How Love and Play Improve the Way We Work

Date: Thursday, April 13

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

Panelists: Lotte Bailyn, Joyce Fletcher, Jessica DeGroot

 

Diane Mulcahy on The Gig Economy

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Diane Mulcahy on The Gig Economy
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Five years ago, before it was even a thing, Diane Mulcahy created and began teaching an MBA class on The Gig Economy at Babson College. The class gained immediate traction and was named by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Business School Classes in the country. Her book The Gig Economy is a guide to the world of short-term jobs, contract work, consulting projects, and freelance assignments.

Report Summary: “Navigating the Demands of Work and Eldercare,” U.S. Department of Labor

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Report Summary: “Navigating the Demands of Work and Eldercare,” U.S. Department of Labor
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

A new report from the U.S. Department of Labor highlights the value of flexibility for the millions of working Americans who are also caregivers.

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