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About Greg Kratz

Greg Kratz is a contributing writer for 1 Million for Work Flexibility and a former reporter, editor, and work-life balance columnist for the Deseret News and deseretnews.com in Salt Lake City. A father of four active children, he appreciates the flexibility to leave his current work early and adjust his schedule so he can attend a seemingly never-ending string of softball games, Scout activities, piano recitals, and theater performances.

Report Summary: “State of the American Workplace,” Gallup

By |April 13th, 2017|Research Explainer|

According to Gallup's new "State of the American Workplace," just 33 percent of workers are engaged at work. Work flexibility could help.

How-to Guide: How to Develop Skills for Effective Flex

By |April 10th, 2017|Requesting Flexibility|

Here are six skills to develop now that should help you prove you're ready for flexibility when your time to ask arrives.

Polycom: Moving Flex Forward

By |March 27th, 2017|Business Case, Moving Flex Forward|

Andrew Cuneo, Corporate Communications Senior Manager at Polycom, discusses the company’s contributions to flex and the impact flex will have on its future.

How to Help Your Remote Workers Feel Less Remote

By |March 20th, 2017|Flexibility Best Practices, Remote Work|

Here are a few things that make remote workers feel forgotten, and what both their managers and their coworkers can do to alleviate those problems.

Research Explainer: “Telecommuting and Earnings Trajectories Among American Women and Men 1989–2008”, Social Forces

By |March 13th, 2017|Research Explainer|

A new study shows that the majority of telecommuting takes place after hours and on weekends, without a correlated increase in earnings.

Appirio: Moving Flex Forward

By |March 2nd, 2017|Business Case, Moving Flex Forward|

Erin Davidson, Appirio recruiting coordinator, talks about the company’s commitment to flexibility, and its plans for continued growth and success.

Part-Time Workers: Separating Myth from Reality

By |February 16th, 2017|Business Case, Part time|

We take a look at some of the perceptions surrounding part-time workers, and dispel a few myths while we're at it.

The Business Case: Why the Brain Needs Work Flexibility

By |February 7th, 2017|Business Case|

The brain works better, delivering more creative and innovative thoughts and ideas, when it has downtime. In other words, the brain needs work flexibility.