Author: Paul Rupert

About Paul Rupert

1MFWF Supporter Paul Rupert has collaborated with colleagues, clients, and business leaders to embed flexibility in the workplace for the past 30 years. His consulting firm, Washington, DC-based Rupert Organizational Design, has provided dozens of major employers with innovative strategies, training, and online tools to build the flexibility the market will bear. His clients range from Aetna and AOL to Wal-Mart and Xerox. He is also Director of San Francisco-based Collaboration@Work, a research and advocacy nonprofit, as well as Director of Respectful Exits, which advocates for a unique approach to productive choices out of full employment for older workers.
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Harassment, Bullying, and Inflexible Work: A Continuum of Abuse?

By |December 15th, 2017|Categories: Work Flexibility Best Practices|Tags: , , , , |

Sexual harassment, bullying, and inflexibility are all symptoms of disrespectful workplaces. They can be treated by creating environments of mutual respect.

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Respectful Exits: The Last Flex Frontier

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Phased Retirement|Tags: , , , , |

Respectful Exits calls on supporters of workplace flexibility and equal opportunity to join a robust campaign to reimagine and reinvent retirement.

Respectful Exits: Rethinking “Phased Retirement”

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Phased Retirement|Tags: , , , , |

The first step in moving past the status quo on phased retirement and ensuring its greater adoption is reframing and rebranding the practice.

Federal Telework: Mixed Gains or Too-Thrifty Research?

By |August 11th, 2016|Categories: Remote Work|Tags: , , , |

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently completed a study of the costs and benefits of the government’s massive Telework program.

Telework, Telework, Is That All There Is to Flexwork?

By |July 19th, 2016|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , |

There's a danger in telework's upward trajectory in that it may overshadow all other flexwork options, and shrink the actual flexibility of flexibility.

Bias Awareness Alone Won’t Diversify Google and Tech

By |June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: , , |

The fundamental challenge to a diverse workforce in Silicon Valley is not simply gender and ethnicity bias, but the homogeneity of its workplace structures.

Right to Request: Declaring Independence with Work Flexibility

By |July 7th, 2014|Categories: Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , |

Before we borrow Right to Request legislation from the UK, it may be time to step back and apply the ingenuity that has served us well since colonial days.

San Francisco’s “Right to Request” Law: Turns Out Hindsight is 20/20

By |February 17th, 2014|Categories: Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

In the face of Yahoo's ban on telecommuting a year ago, San Francisco's new Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance went into effect on January 1.