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Perspectives on the Future of Work | The oDesk Blog

27 May 2014—Center's research is mentioned on www.odesk.com by Amy Partridge

Location may matter less, but new research from Boston College's Sloan Center on Aging and Work finds that few businesses are truly offering flexible work programs — and only three percent extend those arrangements to "all or most" workers.

Instead, it appears most professionals spend more time working than doing any other activity, and some employers have cut back on more traditional flex time options.

To compensate for that extra time, Sloan Center director Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes suggests that organizations consider additional perks — like working from home, varied in-office hours or paid-leave for new dads — to keep their teams engaged and inspired.

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