Workplace Flexibility Shaking Up Business Practices

April 2, 2010

Workplace flexibility has been receiving a great deal of media attention as of late. In March, National Public Radio ran a three-day series on workplace flexibility. Workplace flexibility is defined by a variety of arrangements that allow the American workforce to successfully fulfill the demands of their jobs without sacrificing quality time spent with their families and on other personal needs. These sessions focused on work/life balance in an increasingly volatile economy, and explored nontraditional work options, such as flextime, telecommuting, compressed work weeks, and job sharing.

And just last week, the White House held a forum to discuss workplace flexibility. ICW’s Karen Elzey joined a number of stakeholders and work-life leaders to discuss the economic importance of implementing flexible arrangements in the workplace. Both President and First Lady were in attendance to champion work-life balance. Watch the opening and closing sessions of the forum on ICW’s Web site.

ICW, in partnership with Families and Work Institute and the Twiga Foundation, is working to promote workplace flexibility as a standard strategic business practice that will make the American workplace happier, healthier, and more productive. Learn more about ICW’s work on workplace flexibility online.