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.
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Washington Post Columnist Explains the Problem with Telecommuting

By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: Work Flex News: Articles on Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

Remote work is growing in popularity across the country and in many different industries, but there's still one major problem with telecommuting: managers and executives who aren't willing to give it a try.

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More People Now Telecommute Than Take Public Transit to Get to Work

By |October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

Recently released government statistics show that what flex work advocates have long expected has officially come to pass: telecommuting has become more common than taking public transit to work. Here's what you need to know.

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How Work Flexibility for Parents Can Be Life-Changing

By |September 13th, 2018|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , |

As we recognize National Working Parents Day on September 16, it's a good time to honor the people who are successfully navigating the balancing act every day and to remember how providing work flexibility for parents can help them in their efforts.

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How to Ask for Flexible Working Hours

By |September 11th, 2018|Categories: Requesting Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

Even if you’re confident that a flexible schedule will lead to a more balanced life for you and boost your productivity for your company, it can still be difficult to ask your boss for flex. Here are some tips to ask for flexible working hours.

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6 Ways to Battle Freelancer Loneliness

By |September 6th, 2018|Categories: Gig Economy|Tags: , , |

Even as freelancers embrace the advantages of a freelance lifestyle, some workers are discovering a downside to flexibility: freelancer loneliness.

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Flexible Work Is Becoming the Norm: Here’s Why

By |August 21st, 2018|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

After years of fighting for more flexibility, workers around the world can take heart in a simple fact: flexible work is becoming the new normal. Here's why it's taking root.

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How Flexible Work Is Reducing the Wage Gap for Mothers 

By |August 14th, 2018|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility, Working Parents|Tags: , , |

Mothers continue to face a significant gap when it comes to employment and wages. But a new study shows that flexibility can help to alleviate that problem. Here's how flexibility can reduce the wage gap.

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5 Benefits of Telecommuting For Employers and Employees

By |July 24th, 2018|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , , , |

Rarely in the business world does one idea—one fundamental change in thinking—bring profound advantages for both a company and its workers. But the benefits of telecommuting and other flexible work options make it clear they fit that bill. Here are five big benefits of telecommuting for employees and employers!

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How Flexible Work Is Helping Older Workers with Phased Retirement

By |July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Phased Retirement|Tags: , |

A growing number of older employees, keeping a hand in the professional world, even after reaching retirement age, is appealing. Here's how flexible work is helping these older employees with phased retirement.

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Hourly Workers Are Often the Least Likely to Get Flexible Work Options

By |June 26th, 2018|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

As more companies create flexible work plans and incorporate these options into their core strategies, it may be tempting to think that the fight for flex is over. But many people still cannot access flexible work options. And sometimes, it is the people who need it most who are least likely to have it.

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