Author: Greg Kratz

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.
  • National Flex Day

It’s National Flex Day! Be Part of the Movement with 1MFWF

By |October 17th, 2017|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility, National Flex Day|Tags: , , |

In conjunction with its fourth anniversary, 1 Million for Work Flexibility is hosting National Flex Day today, October 17th.

  • part-time work

Research Explainer: Part-Time Work Can Be Better By Design

By |October 10th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Work, Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , |

When companies take time to formulate a plan for part-time work, design those positions, and implement things fairly, the results can be beneficial for all.

  • Badger Maps

Badger Maps: Moving Flex Forward

By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: 1MFWF Supporter Spotlight, Business Case for Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , , |

In this Q&A, Steven Benson, founder and CEO of Badger Maps, talks about the culture, gender balance, and flex that have helped it become a rising star.

  • employee energy

Research Explainer: Family Focus Could Boost Employee Energy, Motivation

By |September 19th, 2017|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility, Working Parents|Tags: , , , , |

New research suggests that companies that help their workers strengthen family bonds will help boost employee energy as well as their bottom line.

  • time zone

How-To Guide: How to Manage Team Time Zone Challenges

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: Remote Work, Work Flexibility Best Practices|Tags: , , , , |

It's not intuitively easy to communicate and collaborate while working across different time zones. That's why it's key to plan ahead carefully.

  • FWAs

Research Explainer: Changing Managers’ Attitudes May Boost Flexibility

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility, Work Flexibility Best Practices|Tags: , , , , |

Managers' attitudes toward FWAs can be critical to their implementation. A new study identifies the extent to which those attidudes toward FWAs may change.

  • flexible working

Take 5: Heejung Chung on Work Autonomy, Flexible Working, and Work-Life Balance

By |August 28th, 2017|Categories: Expert Interviews, Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. Heejung Chung is a labor market and welfare state researcher and professor in sociology and social policy at the University of Kent, United Kingdom.

  • transit

Transit Woes Slowing You Down? Flex Could Help.

By |August 21st, 2017|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , |

New York's subway riders are having a "summer of hell". A variety of flexible work options could help address their transit woes.

  • Benefit from Flexibility

3 Industries Poised to Benefit from Flexibility

By |August 15th, 2017|Categories: Business Case for Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , , |

A few entire industries stand out for the potential to benefit wide swaths of the workforce by exploring opportunities in flex.

  • Work Flexibility Tax

Work Flexibility Tax Implications for Businesses

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: Work Flexibility Best Practices|Tags: , , |

While 1MFWF does not offer specific legal or tax advice, here are a few items to consider regarding work flexibility tax implications.

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