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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Study: Communication Key to Successful Flex, Remote Work

By |November 14th, 2017|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

It's vital that both employees and employers develop key communication skills, because the push toward more flexibility is only going to increase.

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Research Explainer: Part-Time Work Can Be Better By Design

By |October 10th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Work, Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , |

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.

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Research Explainer: Family Focus Could Boost Employee Energy, Motivation

By |September 19th, 2017|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility, Working Parents|Tags: , , , , |

New research suggests that companies that help their workers strengthen family bonds will help boost employee energy as well as their bottom line.

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Research Explainer: Changing Managers’ Attitudes May Boost Flexibility

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility, Work Flexibility Best Practices|Tags: , , , , |

Managers' attitudes toward FWAs can be critical to their implementation. A new study identifies the extent to which those attidudes toward FWAs may change.

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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.

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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.

Report Summary: “State of the American Workplace,” Gallup

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: Business Case for Work Flexibility, Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , , |

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

By |March 13th, 2017|Categories: Remote Work, Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

A new study shows that the majority of telecommuting takes place after hours and on weekends, without a correlated increase in earnings.

Report Summary: “The Gift of Time: The Allianz Longevity Project,” Allianz Life Insurance Co.

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

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.

Report Summary: “Navigating the Demands of Work and Eldercare,” U.S. Department of Labor

By |January 17th, 2017|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , |

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.