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O: Open, Flexible Work

The Custom-Fit Workplace
You can find more information about Open, Flexible Work practices at CustomFitWorkplace.org, which is a new initiative of MomsRising.org.

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Useful Tips & Tools for Open, Flexible Work Options in Your Workplace

Open, Flexible Work is the term we use in the MOTHERS agenda to refer to workplace practices that accommodate both work and family needs. *Click here to skip to tips & tools you can use in your workplace.

Flexible work arrangements give parents the ability to work more flexibly, regardless of the person's level in the organization. Factory workers, middle managers, and executive level employees all need to be able to structure their work lives in a way that allows them to meet both business and family needs. The fact is that flexible work is good for all workers - parents and non-parents. Good work/life fit is of value to everyone and as a consequence it is good for business.

Offering flexible work options helps the corporate bottom line by increasing employee satisfaction, productivity and retention. It also can foster significant customer good will and certain kinds of flexibility reduce physical overhead. All this ends up benefiting business. It's a win-win - for both families and businesses.

MomsRising is working to help make America more family-friendly - and parents less crazy busy - by encouraging employers of all types to adopt flexible work arrangements, including:

  • flexible scheduling
  • telecommuting
  • job sharing
  • career customization
  • taking babies to work
  • part-time work options and
  • on-ramps for parents who take time away from work

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