Fleeing “Open Offices:” Is True Flexibility Next?

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Rather than strengthen collaboration, many open offices breed frustration and dysfunction, driving employees to work from home so they can produce. Read more about open office dysfunction and what employees are really thinking below. “People are more productive when they’re alone, but they’re more collaborative and innovative when they’re together. Some of the best ideas […]

“Burnt Toast:” Longevity & Sandwich Generation II

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At the turn of the century, the massive entry of women into the workforce fueled a national concern with work-life balance. These new employees wanted and needed to work, but most also bore primary responsibility for sustaining their families. This fact ignited a movement toward flexibility in the workplace. The industrial legacy with its 9-to-5 […]

A FlexBulletin ESSAY – LifeCycle Flexibility – Disrupting the Trajectory of Work

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When the 6-trillion dollar man takes the long view, it’s time for us to do the same Society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose. To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society. Companies must […]

Flex Bulletin – Defeating Ebola: Band-aids or Behavior Change?

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             Note to readers: For the last decade I have been writing FlexBulletin essays on the transformation of the industrial-style workplace into an environment better suited to the 21st century. Flexible work has been my “expertise” and the window through which I have shed light on the tsunami of change that engulfs […]