In 2007, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funded a working retreat on workplace flexibility, which was proposed and organized by Alliance for Work-Life Progress at WorldatWork. The event brought together two dozen flexibility practitioners from both higher education and private industry to represent a new “think tank” format for the work-life field.
This publication is a tangible result of this “meeting of the minds.” It is designed to provide readers with a rich collection of the resources contributed by retreat participants. It offers testimonies to alleviate organizational concerns, gives facts to counter common but erroneous myths, and presents options for introducing organizational skills that are needed to create a fluid, flexible work environment that delivers the agility required to survive in today’s fast-changing economy.
As it stands, this resource is a work in progress that will culminate in a Web-based diagnostic tool that will drive users to appropriate resources and contacts. As such, readers are called to action: provide additional testimonials, stories and tools, and become part of a discussion that ultimately will build a work environment that supports higher levels of personal engagement and delivers improved business outcomes.
||WorldatWork Press (2008)