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  1. Flex Glass Cliff

    The Flexibility Glass Cliff and How to Avoid It

    For as much press as workplace flexibility has received in recent years, infamous cases of flexibility clawback have also made headlines. We’ve all read about how companies like Yahoo, Aetna, Bank of America, and IBM, just to name a few, have restricted or revoked their remote work programs, much to the astonishment of observers accustomed to hearing only success stories about flexibility. The hype around these companies' so-called flex failures is proof of something we’ve coined, the “flexibility glass cliff.”

  2. Sleep Deprivation Kills

    Sleep Deprivation Kills—And Costs the U.S. $411 Billion in Productivity Yearly

    A 2009 study by Rand found that sleep deprivation costs the Japanese economy an estimated $138.6 billion in productivity every year. And sleep deprivation costs the U.S. economy three times that amount: an estimated $411 billion annually. The financial cost of sleep deprivation makes the case for flexibility even stronger. Flexibility is one of the best ways to keep employees well-rested and healthy, and in turn, more productive.

  3. Employee Engagement Survey Season

    So, Your Employee Engagement Surveys Keep Saying You Have a Work-Life Balance Problem?

    It’s that time of year again—employee engagement survey season! Over the next few weeks, there’s a good chance you’ll be tasked with gathering, analyzing, and interpreting critical feedback from your employee population, and if you’re anything like the thousands of companies we’ve spoken with over the past few years, there’s at least one thing you can already anticipate: a work-life balance issue. Am I right?

  4. Inflexibility Is Killing Your Next Big Idea

    Is Inflexibility Killing Your "Next Big Idea"?

    "Excellence and innovation are arguably the foundation of our greatest contributions.” Those are the words of Dr. Dawna Ballard, a professor of chronemics at the University of Texas at Austin. According to Dr. Ballard, companies today are thinking about productivity all wrong, and as a result, are struggling to create that elusive “Next Big Idea.” And while most companies realize something needs to change, they’re not sure what.

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