At 1MFWF, we always want to highlight work that’s happening around the country and across the globe pertaining to work flexibility. While our own blog features regular contributions from experts on this topic, we also keep an eye out for great articles elsewhere on the web. Here are some recent items not to miss.
Study In Your PJs? What A High School ‘Work From Home Day’ Looks Like
Anya Kamenetz, WBEZ91.5, Feb 23
Park Ridge High School in Park Ridge, New Jersey, is testing out a new software system called Schoology, a virtual classroom that enables students to learn from home. Recognizing the widespread use of virtual environments in higher education as well as in the professional world, Park Ridge sought out to ensure that its students would be acclimated for post-high school life, early on. Read more about how students responded to their first virtual school day: Study In Your PJs? What A High School ‘Work From Home Day’ Looks Like.
Five Women Shaping the Future of Work: Sara Sutton, FlexJobs
Anne Loehr, Anne Loehr: Trends Shape the Future, Feb 22
Anne Loehr interviews Sara Sutton, founder of 1 Million for Work Flexibility, Remote.co, and FlexJobs, in this article: Five Women Shaping the Future of Work: Sara Sutton, FlexJobs. Fell shares her thoughts on the future of the workplace, mentors, opportunities for emerging leaders, and her greatest challenges faced at the start of her career. This interview is one of five on female entrepreneurs who are making an impact on the future of the workplace.
6 rules to learn about a new job—and you won’t find the answers in the employee handbook
Lea McLeod, Business Insider, Feb 21
There are certain rules that you won’t find in your company handbook, and these oftentimes shape the workplace even more so than the written rules themselves. Figuring out the unwritten rules of the workplace is crucial to finding out whether, for example, flexibility is truly on offer—or just being paid lip service. Learn more about observing your true company culture: 6 rules to learn about a new job — and you won’t find the answers in the employee handbook.
‘A right to disconnect’? France proposes ignoring work emails after hours
Lucy Schouten, The Christian Science Monitor, Feb 18
Professionals worldwide spend a fair amount of time responding to work needs outside of their expected hours, including in the United States with 50 percent of 1,000 workers responding “yes” to checking emails outside the office. In France, a new email ban is being considered by the government to help workers re-establish boundaries between work and life. Read more about this “right to disconnect” proposal: ‘A right to disconnect’? France proposes ignoring work emails after hours.
The Hillary Clinton I Know Will Do Wonders for Women
Neera Tanden, Politico, Feb 18
Neera Tanden, a former policy advisor to Hillary Clinton, recalls her experiences with flexible work arrangements in a highly demanding career. Working with Clinton enabled Tanden to raise two young children and grow in her profession as well, thanks to Clinton’s progressive work flexibility policies. According to Tanden, Clinton has been making equal pay, access to childcare, and paid family leave, public issues for decades, and practices what she preaches: The Hillary Clinton I Know Will Do Wonders for Women.