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Flexible Working

Research and Publications on Workplace Flexibility

The Future of Flexibility: NEW Executive Briefing Series Publication

PowerPoint Presentation  Workplace Flexibility: Managing for Success (video)



Study reveals strategy to help managers overcome objections to flexible work

Press Release- January 21, 2014    Summary Report

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January 23, 2014 Results Webinar Recording   PowerPoint Presentation


Overcoming the Implementation Gap: How 20 Leading Companies are Making Flexibility Work (2007) presents in detail an array of exemplary flexibility programs from leading companies along with insights, recommendations and strategies believed to be responsible for their success.   Executive Summary


Creating a Culture of Flexibility  (2003) helps leaders create work environments where employees are engaged and committed to achieve organizational goals while effectively managing their lives outside of the workplace. PowerPoint presentation


Bringing Work Home: Advantages and Challenges of Telecommuting (2002) provides practitioners with a history of telecommuting, its underlying rationale, and the strengths and potential pitfalls of telecommuting programs.


Measuring the Impact of Workplace Flexibility (1998) presents the findings of the National Work/Life Measurement Project and focuses on issues most important for managers as they strive to introduce and/or continue to implement flexible work arrangements.