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.
It's vital that both employees and employers develop key communication skills, because the push toward more flexibility is only going to increase.
When companies take time to formulate a plan for part-time work, design those positions, and implement things fairly, the results can be beneficial for all.
By Greg Kratz|2017-09-19T10:52:38+00:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility, Working Parents|Tags: benefits of flexibility, research, work and family, work-life alignment, working parents|
New research suggests that companies that help their workers strengthen family bonds will help boost employee energy as well as their bottom line.
By Greg Kratz|2017-09-05T14:34:27+00:00September 5th, 2017|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility, Work Flexibility Best Practices|Tags: flexible schedule, implementing work flexibility, management, remote work, research|
Managers' attitudes toward FWAs can be critical to their implementation. A new study identifies the extent to which those attidudes toward FWAs may change.
By Greg Kratz|2017-08-28T11:05:32+00:00August 28th, 2017|Categories: Expert Interviews, Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: gender equality, implementing work flexibility, research, work and family, work-life balance|
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.
By Greg Kratz|2017-09-11T11:20:22+00:00May 9th, 2017|Categories: Expert Interviews, Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: economy, equal pay, international, management, research, technology, work from home, work life|
Dr. Daniel Arnold helped organize an interdisciplinary conference on “Flexible Work in the Digital Age", focused on work flexbility and work-life balance.
By Greg Kratz|2017-07-13T07:33:29+00:00April 13th, 2017|Categories: Business Case for Work Flexibility, Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: business case, leadership, management, manufacturing, remote work, research|
According to Gallup's new "State of the American Workplace," just 33 percent of workers are engaged at work. Work flexibility could help.
Research Explainer: “Telecommuting and Earnings Trajectories Among American Women and Men 1989–2008”, Social Forces
A new study shows that the majority of telecommuting takes place after hours and on weekends, without a correlated increase in earnings.
The average life expectancy in the U.S. is now 30 years longer than it was a century ago. Allianz sought to learn how people feel about those extra years.
A new report from the U.S. Department of Labor highlights the value of flexibility for the millions of working Americans who are also caregivers.