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.
  • Girl experiencing freelancer loneliness

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.

  • Flexible work is becoming the norm

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.

  • Mother with flexible work that's helping to reduce the gender wage gap

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.

  • Benefits of telecommuting

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!

  • Employee going through phased retirement

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.

  • Hourly worker with flexible work options

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.

  • Man finding it difficult to unplug on vacation

More Professionals Are Finding It Difficult to Unplug on Vacation

By |June 19th, 2018|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

Do you find it difficult to unplug on vacation? You're certainly not alone. New research shows that only 44% of workers say they don't check in with the office at all while on vacation.

  • Displaying the mental health benefits of flexibility

Flexibility Provides Mental Health Benefits

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

Hundreds of thousands of American workers struggle with mental health problems that may affect everything from their moods and energy levels to their productivity and physical health. And one tool companies can use to help improve workers' mental health is frequently overlooked: the power of flexibility.

  • Work flexibility offers needed boost to military spouses

Work Flexibility Offers Needed Boost to Military Spouses

By |May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Why We Want Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

While honoring those who are active personnel in the military, we should also take a moment to remember sacrifices made by soldiers’ family members. And one way to help military spouses, in particular, is to offer flexible work options.

Film “Zero Weeks” Tackles U.S. Family Leave Crisis

By |May 15th, 2018|Categories: Events on Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

A new film, Zero Weeks, examines all aspects of the nation's paid family leave problem through the eyes of real people who are struggling because of it.