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.
  • Here's how remote work can help improve gender equality

How Remote Work Can Help Improve Gender Equality

By |March 20th, 2019|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility, Remote Work|Tags: , |

As the fight for gender equality goes on, we have seen progress in several areas thanks to the efforts of some companies and individuals. One tool that has proven particularly useful in reducing inequality is remote work.

  • Taking advantage of your work flex

Taking Advantage of Your Work Flex, Without Abusing It

By |March 7th, 2019|Categories: Flexible Schedules|Tags: , , |

Want to make absolutely sure that you don't abuse your work flex privileges? Here are a few things to remember as you strive to stay on the right path.

  • Managing social anxiety as a remote worker

Managing Social Anxiety as a Remote Worker

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: Remote Work|Tags: , |

Some find that their social anxiety actually worsens when they work virtually. Use these tips to manage that anxiety as a remote worker.

  • The challenges and benefits of working from home.

‘Sick Day’ Confirms Challenges, Benefits of Working from Home

By |February 13th, 2019|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

The virtues of remote work are many. But taking a sick day reveals the challenges and benefits of working from home. Here's a look at both sides.

  • Vermont Is Paying Professionals to Move There and Work Remotely

Vermont Is Paying Professionals to Move There and Work Remotely

By |January 24th, 2019|Categories: Remote Work|Tags: , |

If you liketo work remotely, and you enjoy the snowy climes of the U.S. Northeast, Vermont has a deal for you.

  • Ted Talks about work flexibility

6 Great TED Talks About Work Flexibility

By |December 27th, 2018|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

Whether it's shifting hours, telecommuting, going part-time, or choosing some other option, flexibility is a popular trend in workplaces around the world. To provide a taste of the direction these conversations have headed during the last decade or so, here are six TED Talks that touch on flexibility and its effect on the world of work.

  • Moms in the house caucus

‘Moms in the House’ Caucus to Help Lawmakers Push for Balance

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , |

To help mothers who are new to Congress, Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz, D-FL, plans to create an informal "Moms in the House" caucus. She is hoping to push for changes that will help mothers continue to make family a top priority, even as they serve.

  • Stigma around breastfeeding at work

Survey Shows Continuing Stigma Regarding Breastfeeding at Work

By |December 12th, 2018|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , |

Despite the attention the issue has received and the increasing number of new moms who want to—or need to—quickly return to their jobs, the stigma against breastfeeding at work remains.

  • Great Ted Talks on Work-Life Balance

7 Great TED Talks That Touch on the Topic of Work-Life Balance

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

"Work-life balance" is a phrase that means different things to different people. What all who seek it have in common, however, is a desire to define the term in a way that makes sense for them, their families, and their careers. Here are seven Ted Talks that touch on the issues of building a better or more balanced life.

  • Telecommuting sign for the problem with telecommuting

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.