Work Design/Redesign

Takeaways from WFRN Pre-Conference Session: "Translating Scholarship into Action"

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Takeaways from WFRN Pre-Conference Session: "Translating Scholarship into Action"
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Respectful Exits

New Campaign Aims to Transform the Way Aging Employees Work and Retire

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New Campaign Aims to Transform the Way Aging Employees Work and Retire
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Respectful Exits

Respectful Exits is the organized voice of aging workers, insisting that employers implement our common sense Longevity Agenda:

"Millennial Voice" Series on Work-Family Practices

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"Millennial Voice" Series on Work-Family Practices
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Students in Dr. Stephen Sweet’s Sociology of Work and Family course at Ithaca College were encouraged to write editorials on how job tensions affect families, and how work-family practices can make sense not only for working families, but also for employers. Don't miss this "Millennial Voice" series running from Dec 18-23.

Author Insights: Lotte Bailyn on Breaking the Mold

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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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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. 

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.

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. 

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