President Obama has been weighing in regularly on the value of flexible work arrangements, saying workplace flex “isn’t just a woman’s issue.” Under his watch, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau has started what it calls “a national dialogue on workplace flexibility,” and the agency is pushing employers to focus more on the work/life benefits of flex.
Indeed, surveys consistently show that employees aren’t the only ones who benefit from workplace flex. It helps their employers, too.
For employees, flexibility means the ability to set their own work schedules, work from home occasionally, compress their workweeks so they can take more days off or work part time to accommodate a change in their personal lives temporarily or permanently.
For employers, flexibility can mean higher retention, better employee morale and even a healthier workforce that suffers from less stress.
Keys to flex success
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