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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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.