Flexible Work Arrangements/ Flexibility

Author Insights: Lotte Bailyn on Breaking the Mold

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Author Insights: Lotte Bailyn on Breaking the Mold
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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. 

Webinar: The State of National Flex

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Webinar: The State of National Flex
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October 17th marks the 5th annual National Flex Day, first launched by 1MFWF supporter organization Working Mother. 1 Million for Work Flexibility is proud to carry forward the torch and lead this year’s celebration by encouraging employers and employees across the country to unite behind the need for more flexibility.

Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Panelists: Sara Sutton Fell, Ian Reynolds,  Brigid Schulte

1 Million for Work Flexibility is hosting National Flex Day on October 17th

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1 Million for Work Flexibility is hosting National Flex Day on October 17th
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1 Million for Work Flexibility is proud to be hosting National Flex Day (#NationalFlexDay) on October 17th 2017. Celebrate with us!

Research Explainer: Part-Time Work Can Be Better By Design

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Research Explainer: Part-Time Work Can Be Better By Design
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Despite the demand for part-time options, many experienced and productive workers struggle to find positions that meet their needs. And according to a study on this issue, the problem could largely be one of design.

Australian researchers Natalie Smith and Paula McDonald are authors of the study, “Facilitating sustainable professional part-time work: A question of design?“, published in the Journal of Management & Organization.

Workingmums Annual Survey Highlights What Makes a Company Family Friendly

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Workingmums Annual Survey Highlights What Makes a Company Family Friendly
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Workingmums.co.uk recently published their Annual Survey 2017 results. The survey asked parents what factors made a company family friendly.

Research Explainer: Family Focus Could Boost Employee Energy, Motivation

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Research Explainer: Family Focus Could Boost Employee Energy, Motivation
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

New research shows that a desire to help one’s family may actually improve the motivation and energy levels of workers, helping them succeed even when their daily tasks are mundane or frustrating. And that could mean that companies that help their workers strengthen family bonds—by offering flexible work options, for example—will help both their employees and their bottom line.

Research Explainer: Changing Managers' Attitudes May Boost Flexibility

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Research Explainer: Changing Managers' Attitudes May Boost Flexibility
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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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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. 

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