Our pioneering work on collaborative workplace flexibility has been built on mutual respect and inclusion. In this era of deep conflict and battles against bias, nothing short of Mutual Respect initiatives can create vibrant, inclusive and resilient workplaces. We help craft the environments that yield robust attraction and enhanced retention.

How We Innovate

Mutual Respect

The framework and skills development of our “Principles & Habits of Mutual Respect & Inclusion” move beyond bias awareness to deep standards, skills and accountability systems that change “how we do things around here.”

Phased Retirement

10,000 Boomers a day reach age 65. Many are retired earlier, taking knowledge and know-how with them. 60% want to ease into retirement, while only 5% of employers offer phased exits. Our unique systems put to rest employee and manager concerns.

Inclusive Flexibility

Our robust tool kits upgrade the standard suite. Our lifecycle systems address the occasional needs for informal flexibility with skilled flexible management of health and other crises.


Client Kudos

Your phased retirement expertise helped more than you might realize. Our enrollment is very high and we continue to get great feedback. Your support was critical.

Phased Retirement Initiative Abbvie

We continue to be pleased with the thoroughness and attention to detail you delivered on all of our “Freedom to Work” program design and materials. We haven’t run into any big issues we hadn’t anticipated.

Phased Retirement Retention Program Abbott

I have attended a lot of training here focusing on bias awareness, communication, etc. The Mutual Respect process goes far beyond those with a focus on confronting and overriding bad habits.

Strengthening Respectful Behavior International Monetary Fund

Rupert & Company has been co-creator and co-champion of our innovative Managing through Cancer initiative. Working with our diverse membership and user base, they consistently overcame challenges in ways that served everyone. We all won.

Managing through Chronic Conditions Cosmetic Executive Women/Cancer and Careers

Rupert’s web-based tools are a wonderful platform for making decisions and training users. Their business-based view of flexibility’s role in engaging talent and enhancing productivity enabled our senior leadership to buy in to our Flexibility Initiative.

Flexibility Initiative for Global Retention Amgen

Rupert & Company has worked with Sodexo for several years, helping us design and implement highly strategic and effective formal Flexible Work Arrangements as well as a consistent approach to informal flexibility.

Comprehensive Formal/Informal Flexibility Sodexo

The Mutual Respect process has opened up the dialogue between very diverse management & staff, greatly increasing our ability to work together across our many differences. Patient flow, staff satisfaction and patient and family feedback are greatly improved.

Hospital-wide Mutual Respect Initiative St. John’s Hospital Queens