The benefits of work flexibility are manifold, and extend to employees, employers, and the broader economy: a win-win-win. Some are more obvious, such as helping employees achieve better work/life balance. Others are less apparent but equally critical, such as boosting rural economies, supporting the military and veteran community, and removing unnecessary barriers that might otherwise prevent people with disabilities from having careers. Learn more in these posts highlighting the myriad benefits of work flexibility.
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.
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.
"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.
It’s long been assumed that if you have a job, then you must work in an office. With little thought to the needs of individual workers, many employers continue to simply offer the same old traditional, in-office schedules. But the truth is, a traditional office job just isn’t for everyone. Here's why.
World Mental Health Day is October 10, and if you haven’t already, you may start seeing more and more statistics on the correlation between flexible work and improved mental health. Here's how the two are related and what you need to know.
Whether you can’t wait to exercise your brain power at work after you’ve enjoyed a few weeks off for maternity leave or you’re going back to your job kicking and screaming because your family needs the income, you may feel like you’re fighting a losing battle if you want to work and breastfeed. It can be done, certainly, but it is likely going to be a challenge. […]
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.
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.
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!
Have you ever considered allowing your employees to work a five-hour workday? If you're looking to boost productivity, you may want to consider it. Here's why.