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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.

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.

Report Summary: “The Gift of Time: The Allianz Longevity Project,” Allianz Life Insurance Co.

By |January 24th, 2017|Research Explainer|

The average life expectancy in the U.S. is now 30 years longer than it was a century ago. Allianz sought to learn how people feel about those extra years.

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

By |January 17th, 2017|Research Explainer|

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.

Sodexo: Moving Flex Forward

By |January 10th, 2017|Business Case, Moving Flex Forward|

Sodexo has grown into the 19th largest employer in the world, with 425,000 workers around the globe who serve 75 million consumers per day in 80 countries.

Report Summary: “Women in America—Work and Life Well-Lived,” Gallup

By |January 3rd, 2017|Research Explainer|

A new report from Gallup, "Women in America: Work and Life Well-Lived," outlines why and how businesses should recruit and retain women (hint: flex is key).

Growing Flex Trend Lets New Parents Take Babies to Work

By |December 20th, 2016|Working Parents|

About 200 companies nationwide now offer programs that allow employees to take their babies to work.

Telemedicine’s Promise and Challenges, Part 2

By |December 13th, 2016|Technology|

In order to reach what many people see as its huge potential, the telemedicine industry will have to overcome a series of serious challenges.