Expert Interviews

Experts in the area of work flexibility come from all different disciplines. They include economists, activists, human resource professionals, entrepreneurs, and academic researchers. All are innovators. We’re pleased to highlight their work in this series of expert interviews.

  • Erica Komisar

Author Insights: Erica Komisar on Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: Author Insight Interviews, Working Parents|Tags: , , , |

Erica Komisar, LCSW, is a parenting expert, psychoanalyst, and author of Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters.

  • jobsharing

Take 5: Irenka Krone-Germann and Mirko Humbert on Jobsharing and Flexibility

By |October 19th, 2017|Categories: Expert Interviews, Job Sharing|Tags: , , , , |

Irenka Krone-Germann and Mirko Humbert are preparing for the 2nd International Colloquium on Job Sharing, scheduled for Nov. 6 in Basel, Switzerland.

  • breaking the mold

Author Insights: Lotte Bailyn on Breaking the Mold

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: Author Insight Interviews, Business Case for Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , , |

Professor of Management Lotte Bailyn literally wrote the book on work flexibility, back in 1993. How far have we come, as she wrote, in breaking the mold?

  • flexible working

Take 5: Heejung Chung on Work Autonomy, Flexible Working, and Work-Life Balance

By |August 28th, 2017|Categories: Expert Interviews, Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. Heejung Chung is a labor market and welfare state researcher and professor in sociology and social policy at the University of Kent, United Kingdom.

  • Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Author Insights: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on Rest

By |July 25th, 2017|Categories: Author Insight Interviews, Part-Time Work|Tags: , , |

Drawing on history, neuroscience, and psychology, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang argues that leisure and mind-wandering are essential components to creative lives.

  • Lauren Smith Brody

Author Insights: Lauren Smith Brody on the Fifth Trimester

By |July 11th, 2017|Categories: Author Insight Interviews, Working Parents|Tags: , , , , , |

Lauren Smith Brody is the former executive editor of Glamour magazine, writer, producer, consultant, speaker, and the author of The Fifth Trimester.

  • Sophie Wade

Author Insights: Sophie Wade on Embracing Progress

By |June 26th, 2017|Categories: Author Insight Interviews, Business Case for Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , |

Sophie Wade is the Founder and Workforce Innovation Specialist at Flexcel Network and the author of Embracing Progress. Next Steps for the Future of Work.

  • digital age

Take 5: Daniel Arnold on Flexible Work in the Digital Age

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Expert Interviews, Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Dr. Daniel Arnold helped organize an interdisciplinary conference on “Flexible Work in the Digital Age", focused on work flexbility and work-life balance.

  • gig economy

Author Insights: Diane Mulcahy on The Gig Economy

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Author Insight Interviews, Gig Economy|Tags: , , , |

Diane Mulcahy's book The Gig Economy is a guide to the world of short-term jobs, contract work, consulting projects, and freelance assignments.

  • work life and engagement

Take 5: Ian Reynolds on Work, Life, and Engagement at Johns Hopkins

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: Expert Interviews, Work Flexibility Best Practices|Tags: , , , , , |

Ian Reynolds is Director of WorkLife and Community Programs in the Office of Work, Life and Engagement at Johns Hopkins.

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