Blog Archives

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.

Why Flex Requests Should Be Reason-Blind

By |March 17th, 2017|Requesting Flexibility|

There’s a dirty little secret when it comes to work flexibility—not all flexible work requests are treated equally.

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.

The Gender Pay Gap: An Interview with Harvard Economist Claudia Goldin

By |November 15th, 2016|Inspiration|

1MFWF spoke with economic historian and a labor economist Claudia Goldin about how flexibility could help eliminate the gender pay gap.

Don’t Miss: Let Your Workers Rebel, and More

By |October 28th, 2016|Don't Miss|

For companies to support employees performance and innovation, they need to find that balance between freedom and structure.

Take 5: Lonnie Golden on the Economics of Work Flexibility and Worker Happiness

By |October 25th, 2016|Take 5|

Lonnie Golden is a Professor of Economics and Labor & Employment Relations at Penn State University, Abington College.

Research Explainer: “Gender Discrepancies in the Outcomes of Schedule Control on Overtime Hours and Income in Germany,” European Sociological Review

By |October 4th, 2016|Research Explainer|

A new study shows that people who have more control over their schedules tend to work longer hours than those who have less control.

Can Flexible Work Options Attract Top Talent?

By |September 22nd, 2016|Benefits|

While many successful companies offer crazy incentives to attract top talent, only a few actually focus on what employees truly need: flexibility.