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:

Catalyst, the consulting firm on women in business, has dedicated research publications specifically related to work-life effectiveness. Especially notable:

Corporate Voices for Working Families has an useful report called Innovative Workplace Flexibility Options for Hourly Workers.

The Families & Work Institute has in-depth research into what flexibility and work-life practices employers are actually implementing. The most recent is their 2012 National Study of Employers.

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.

--E.J. Graff

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