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Flexible working still not catching on |

20 March 2014—Center's new study about workplace flexibility was mentioned on

Earlier this month I looked at some things that all logical evidence suggests should be staple elements of the modern workplace. All of them have been shown to boost productivity, whether it’s allowing employees to have a nap at work, or ensuring they take some exercise. Despite the evidence however, they haven’t taken off.

Sadly, flexible work still seems stuck in this camp. There is no end of evidence to show that flexible workers are happier, more productive and generally better employees. What’s more, the technology certainly exists to make working from home both feasible and effective.

Yet, despite all of this, a new report published by the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College reveals that flexible working is largely out of reach for most employees.... more »

Learn more about the Sloan Center on Aging & Work's new study »