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Put muscle in your flex: Quit justifying, start implementing

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by Kyra Cavanaugh

For the past 15 years, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has invested $120 million in more than 350 projects focused on work/life issues. And that investment paid dividends in elevating the profile and the visibility of workplace flexibility issues—all the way to the White House.

It brought us sound research that built the business case for and framed flex as a critical business strategy.

In recent years, however, it’s become clear that this is not enough. Despite the sound data, companies are slow to adopt flexible workplace practices. Employees at award-winning workplaces continue to lament their lack of flexibility. While 80% of Americans say they want workplace flexibility, only a third report having it.

There are big barriers to adopting and sustaining flexible workplace practices within an organization. We need to shift our focus from the “why” to the “how.”

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