For more information:
The Boston College Center for Work & Family has an extensive list of research publications on various issues related to flexibility. Some important ones include:
- Overcoming the Implementation Gap: How 20 Leading Companies are Making Flexibility Work
- Model Programs and Policies for Hourly and Low Wage Employees:
- The New Dad: Exploring Fatherhood Within a Career Context
- Balance Sheets, a series of very short, advice-oriented introductions to flexibility topics.
Catalyst, the consulting firm on women in business, has dedicated research publications specifically related to work-life effectiveness. Especially notable:
- One of their recent Catalyst Award winners was the Commonwealth Bank of Australia; their profile includes information about the banks efforts to build a progressive workplace.
- Making Change: Beyond Flexibility: Work-Life Effectiveness as an Organizational Tool for High Performance
Corporate Voices for Working Families has an useful report called Innovative Workplace Flexibility Options for Hourly Workers.
The Society for Human Resources Management has an in-depth project on workplace flexibility, with a variety of publications. In partnership with the Families & Work Institute, SHRM determines the winners of the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness & Flexibility, whose innovations they profile in 2012 Guide to Bold New Ideas for Making Work Work.
The White House Council of Economic Advisors' March 2010 report, Work-Life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility, examines how flexibility promotes productivity.