Work Design/Redesign

Author Insights: Lotte Bailyn on Breaking the Mold

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Author Insights: Lotte Bailyn on Breaking the Mold
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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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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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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. 

Author Insights: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on Rest

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Author Insights: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on Rest
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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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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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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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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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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

 

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