Happy National Flex Day today!  October is a big month for work flexibility in general—and this year marks the second anniversary of the 1 Million for Work Flexibility movement. We’ve come a long way since our launch. More than 80 advocacy groups, think tanks, academic institutions, and businesses are part of the 1MFWF coalition to date. Our priorities include creating a community demonstrating the wide variety of reasons all workers need flex, as well as educating and offering resources to workers seeking more flex.

This month, we’ve been excited to participate in a broader conversation about work. As part of the launch of 2015’s National Work and Family Month, 1MFWF Founder Sara Sutton and I both participated in WorldatWork’s “Rethinking the Workweek” panel on work flexibility, along with panelists from PriceWaterhouseCoopers, VirginPulse, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Last week, Sara and I also participated in a webinar hosted by Catalyst entitled “Making Flexibility Work: Why Aren’t you Flexing?” The webinar highlighted recent research from 1MFWF supporters Catalyst and FlexJobs that supports a strong business case for flexibility, as well as steps for requesting flex from your employer.

Watch WorldatWork’s “Rethinking the Workweek” panel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPOzVipJIzI&feature=youtu.be

Listen to Catalyst’s “Making Flexibility Work: Why Aren’t You Flexing?” webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4651948305118432769

Learn more about our movement:

Celebrate with us by encouraging your colleagues, friends, and family to join the 1 Million for Work Flexibility today!

NOTE TO THE MEDIA: 1 Million for Work Flexibility spokespeople and experts are available to comment on a variety of work flex issues, including how best to request flex schedules from employers, the benefits of work flex to employees and employers, and specific challenges faced by specific groups of employees, such as parents or military families. Contact melanie@workflexibility.org for more information.

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