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The Pitfalls of Working from Home

[…Working from home is certainly a growing phenomenon. Last year, 23 per cent of employed workers in the United States did some or all over their work from home, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, up 4 per ... read more

How Flexible Working Arrangements Vary Around The Globe

[…Companies have discovered that flexible working solutions, such as part-time work, job-sharing, home working, compressed hours, flexitime, annualised hours, staggered hours and phased retirement, may boost productivity and allow them to retain talent during times of recession. However, attitudes towards ... read more

Carlos Slim Helu Pitches 3-Day Workweek

[…One of the world’s richest men says instead of the current model of a 40-hour workweek and retirement in the 60s, the world should adopt a system of working later in life with more time off…] ... read more

For Workers, Less Flexible Companies

[…In today’s age of connectivity, such arrangements might seem commonplace. But while more employers say they are offering flexible work arrangements — like working from home, starting and ending the days a bit earlier or later — they are still ... read more

Reaching goals while staying flexible

KM_Charta of Flexibility

The 8th of March was world women’s day – for the 103rd time already! This seems like a good opportunity to push the discussion on the topic of “women in leadership” – and to revise where we stand right now. ... read more


[… As the editorial director of Working Mother magazine, Jennifer Owens champions workplace flexibility in a professional capacity. Every year, she and her staff highlight companies with flexible work hours and telecommuting options. But she also practices what she preaches, ... read more

Balancing business and life

[… With the convenience and flexibility that a home or mobile office provides, this time of ultra-connectivity can also mean that it’s almost impossible to create a clear separation between work and home. Here are my top tips on how to ... read more

The who, what and when of staff mobility

[… The number of organisations that allow staff to use mobile devices to access company information systems and engage in work while away from the office is on the rise. Among the organisations that have introduced staff mobility, almost two-thirds ... read more