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In the Boardroom and Why Values are Foundational to High Performance Flexibility

Produced by BDO’s Center for Corporate Governance, BDO in the Boardroom is a podcast for board of directors and those charged with governance. I joined Amy Rojik, Managing Partner, Corporate Governance, on a recent episode to address whether today’s directors truly comprehend the new reality of work and how it’s fundamentally changed. We discussed why the […]

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Back to School and Back to the Office – Again

Another fall season brought another set of return to office deadlines. The headlines earlier this month were everywhere — “Enough Bosses Say,” “The Office’s Last Stand” and “Will Return to Office Get Serious in September?” were just a few.   Sure, there’s been an uptick in office occupancy this month, but as one recent headline […]

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The Anxious Achiever Podcast: How to get what you need at work

Morra Aarons-Mele’s The Anxious Achiever podcast explores the intersection of mental health and work, and how we can all do both better. I joined Morra (who also happens to be one of my favorite people) and Amelia Ransom, SPHR, VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Smartsheet, during a recent episode to answer listener questions about how to […]

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My USA Today Opinion: As Recession Looms Forget Layoffs

In today’s USA Today Opinion, I share why “As we teeter on the brink of a possible recession, business leaders have a make-or-break choice. Use this moment to threaten or plan layoffs while mandating employees return to the office. Or double down on flexible ways of working and make flexibility a core part of their operating model. “Will they revert to […]

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You can’t separate flexibility and work from home

I love Adam Grant, but you can’t separate flexibility and work from home. First, you have to have the flexibility to work from home in order to save time (and energy, I would add). Restated: A top upside of having the flexibility to work from home is “avoiding the hassle of schlepping to work” which […]

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Policy-based flexibility does not work

Policy-based flexibility does not work. Never has, and it never will. Therefore, it’s not surprising that “back to office” mandates that lead with a number of prescribed days onsite, and not the work, are failing. Why? Because flexibility is about the way work is done. It’s planning, coordinating and executing with strategic intention across workplaces, […]

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“Flexibility was among the top reasons workers quit their jobs.”

To the organizations that had hoped the threat of a recession would cause people to place less value on flexibility, it’s not happening. Flexibility+Pay+Opportunity remains the value proposition that drives whether people quit or stay in their jobs, per new research from The Conference Board… “Flexibility was among the top reasons workers quit their jobs.” Reasons […]

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Flexible Work Myth Busters and WTF is Asynchronous Work

I always appreciate the opportunity to bust myths about flexible work with Digiday’s WorkLife Managing Editor Jessica Davies. Two of the myths we explored in her latest feature included, “Flexibility means working at home” and “It’s an HR problem to solve.” The first myth is rooted in the continued focus on location and believing hybrid and […]

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