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 […]
How do employers begin to prepare for a Post-Roe vs. Wade workplace? Texas offers insight into the challenges to come. Many employers have announced abortion-related benefits. https://lnkd.in/gPEu8V_V. However, as the researcher in this article points out, “Assuming just 10 percent of women aren’t able to secure an abortion, that’s a massive rise in fertility.” That means […]
This update of a popular corporate finance textbook reinforces the role strategies like work flexibility will play in the operational, cultural, and financial success of organizations: “We’ve devoted an entire new chapter to Responsible Business. But, it’s not just something pigeon-holed into a single chapter; it pervades the book. Out of the five principles that […]
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 […]
Elon Musk’s recent return to office or resign mandate has generated much debate. I spoke with Forbes’ Jena McGregor, senior editor, Careers & Leadership, for her story about how his memo didn’t just demand a return to office, it promoted overwork. “The issue, say workplace experts: Employees today don’t just want flexibility about where they […]
Why “hybrid” is not working: –It leads with the wrong question “how many days in the office,” instead of “what do we need to do?” and THEN thinking through “where” that work is done best. –But “what do we need to do” can’t just focus on the core tasks of people’s jobs because in many […]
The New York Times recently published a story that provided great examples of how people are flexibly fitting work and life together outside of the traditional 9-to-5 workday, as the pandemic upended the last of what remained between our work and life boundaries. Many of us, me included, have had to rethink how, when, and where we […]
The week started with an encouraging story by the Wall Street Journal’s Rachel Feintzeig about the Surprise Joys of Being Back in the Office. We’ve found most (but not all) workers have wanted to return to the office to spend some of their time onsite with colleagues. But as Rachel’s story points out, “Our offices […]
I can define high performance flexibility a hundred times, “It’s a flexible, dynamic way of operating across place, space, and time that achieves high level of performance and well-being by answering the question: what do we need to do, and how, when and where do we do it best?” But nothing beats hearing it described […]
Yesterday, we honored moms…today, we need to take action to give moms the supports that help them, their children (our future!) and all of us thrive even if we don’t have young children ourselves: –Consistent, affordable, quality child care –Paid family leave –Equal pay, AND –Flexibility for moms, dads, and grandparents to fit work and […]
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