Here’s something we can do to raise our voices together in support of work flexibility!
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As I noted last week, October is National Work and Family Month– an effort to raise awareness of the importance of work-family balance for employees and employers. I am happy to also be a part of a second advocacy push- One Million for Work Flexibility.
One Million for Work Flexibility seeks to get, well, one million individuals and companies to voice their support for workplace flexibility. By uniting our voice, we will be better able to successfully advocate for changes to corporate and public policy.
As 1MFWF founder, Sara Sutton Fell writes in her Huffington Post article:
The aim with this project is to get one million people to sign up in a show of support for work flexibility, and we have partnered with some amazing organizations to help spread the word, including Working Mother, Thomson Reuters, Alliance for Work-Life Progress, the Green Business Bureau, Mom Corps, Work+Life Fit, MomsRising, and others [including Fathers, Work and Family!!!]. These organizations believe that workplace flexibility is not only a win-win for both companies and their employees, but it is crucial to fostering a better work-life balance for all.
We believe that in order to truly change workplace culture, it is critical to engage the individuals who want and need work flexibility, in addition to working with the leaders and organizations who are driving the efforts within companies. We believe that support from both- one million individuals and companies- can help make work flexibility be a core part of the 21st century workplace.
As a long-time beliver in workplace flexibility, I am happy to be on board with this effort. I encourage you to visit the movement’s website and add your voice.
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