A lot of research has been done documenting the desires of Generations X and Y to have greater work-life balance and more workplace flexibility. Well, last week, the White House served as host for a forum on workplace flexibility. You can read all about it on theWhite House’s Middle Class Task Force Blog.
Did you know Johnson & Johnson pioneered workplace flexibility?
Did you know workplace flexibility is not a “niche” mommy issue and not even an issue just for parents?
Did you know that businesses who have implemented policies enabling greater workplace flexibility have documented a correlation between those policies and greater productivity, engagement and customer service?
The President spoke at the forum and said that flexibility affects the strength of our economy, the well-being of communities and the health of families.
Here are some additional links you may want to visit:
Valerie Jarrett’s post on workplace flexibility
Work-Life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility (From the Executive Office of the President/Council on Economic Affairs)
Claire Shipman’s Womenomics
Dooce’s post about being invited to the forum
14-minute video (closing session) of the White House forum
Transcript of the forum
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