Research Related to Work Flexibility

Research related to work flexibility abounds, but it’s not always easy to find or easy to digest. Academic research studies and reports on this topic are lengthy and detailed, and often directed to a narrow and specific readership. 1MFWF’s interviews as well as our “Research Explainer” and “Report Summary” series aim to make research and reports related to work flexibility more accessible for a broad audience.

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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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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.

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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.

Study: Older Americans Would Work Longer With More Flex

By |January 11th, 2018|Categories: Phased Retirement, Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

About 40 percent of retirees would be willing to work again if all conditions were the same as at their last job. But that willingness jumps with flex.

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Survey: Military Families Face Many Challenges; Flexibility Could Help

By |January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

For military families, work flexibility may be an absolute necessity, as a recent report from Blue Star Families highlights.

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Flexibility and Family: Can Event Planners Have Both?

By |December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

Greater access to flexible work and leaders who ensure their employees take time off from work when necessary could improve a career as an event planner.

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Work Flexibility as a Means to Promote Health and Work Performance

By |December 21st, 2017|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

There are many benefits an employee can reap from exercising, all of which will in turn create value for employers as well.

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Employee Empowerment: The Path To Work-Life Effectiveness

By |December 20th, 2017|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

To have satisfied employees, it is essential to support employees' overall well-being. Grocery store chain Wegmans demonstrates why that's important.

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The Changing American Workforce Needs Flexible Work Arrangements

By |December 19th, 2017|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

The US labor force is changing in drastic ways, and as a result it only makes sense to ensure that flexible work arrangements are available to more people.

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Supervisor Support and Work Flexibility: A Winning Combination in Promoting Mental Health

By |December 18th, 2017|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , , |

Current research shows that mental health supports in the workplace—including supervisory support and increased work flexibility—can be a game changer.

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