On April 13, 1 Million for Work Flexibility teamed up with our supporter ThirdPath Institute to co-host a special “Thursdays with ThirdPath” event focused on redefining the rules of work and family.

For decades, innovators Lotte Bailyn and Joyce Fletcher have been challenging companies to redefine the rules of work and family. By throwing time at problems, managers are burning out their employees. They are also reducing creativity and innovation, because they are reducing time for reflection.

In this event, Jessica DeGroot, President and Founder of ThirdPath Institute, spoke with Lotte and Joyce to learn why employees who follow an integrated approach improve the way they work.

If you want to learn:

  • Why creating time for your family and other life passions improves how you work;
  • How teams can work together to improve everyone’s flexibility AND create efficiencies at work;
  • Why leaders are critical to sustaining (or preventing) this kind of change

then be sure to watch the video below.

Download the event handout.

About Lotte Bailyn
Lotte Bailyn is Professor of Management and T Wilson (1953) Professor of Management emerita at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Lotte’s research deals with the relation of organizational practice to employees’ personal lives, with a particular emphasis on gender equity in business organizations and academia. Among her publications are Breaking the Mold: Women, Men, and Time in the New Corporate World (Free Press, 1993) and its new and fully revised edition Breaking the Mold: Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives (Cornell, 2006), and Beyond Work-Family Balance: Advancing Gender Equity and Workplace Performance (Jossey Bass, 2002), of which she is a co-author with Joyce Fletcher.

About Joyce Fletcher
Joyce K. Fletcher is a Distinguished Research Scholar at Simmons Center for Gender in Organizations. She uses feminist theory to study a wide range of workplace issues including innovation, organizational learning, and the integration of work and personal life. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on the topic of women, power, and leadership and is the co-author of a widely read Harvard Business Review article entitled: A Modest Manifesto for Shattering the Glass Ceiling. She is author of Disappearing Acts: Gender, Power and Relational Practice at Work (MIT Press), a book that explores the subtle dynamics that often “disappear” women’s leadership behavior at work and co-author of Beyond Work Family Balance: Advancing Gender Equity and Workplace Performance (Jossey Bass), a book about how to lead organizational change efforts to achieve the dual outcomes of equity and effectiveness.

About Jessica DeGroot
Jessica DeGroot, President and Founder of ThirdPath Institute, is passionately committed to helping men and women—as parents and leaders—create an integrated approach to work and life. Jessica and the ThirdPath community provide coaching, training, and workbooks to individuals and families looking for new and better ways to balance work and life. They also work with leaders who want to follow an integrated career path, helping them create more satisfying solutions and become role models for everyone around them.

Jessica and ThirdPath have been featured in many publications including: Fortune Magazine, The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Business Week, and Working Mother. Jessica received her MBA from the Wharton School, where she was co-founder of the Wharton Work/Life Roundtable. Jessica and her husband live in Philadelphia and continue to practice an integrated approach to work and life even now with two grown children.

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