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FlexBulletin # 53 – August 31, 2011 – Turbo-charging Flex as Recruiter?
How companies claiming Flexibility as a recruitment & retention tool can deliver recruitment

Bulletin #52 – July 6, 2011 – Flex Focus, Flex Retooling
Perhaps it’s time to focus on fewer goals and the tools that promote them

Bulletin #51 – June 29, 2011 – Flex and Independence Day
As we reflect on our founding principles, where does flexibility fit?

FlexBulletin #50 – June 8, 2011 – Readers Speak – State of Flex
As we slowly emerge from the Great Recession, our readers describe their firms’ flex status

FlexBulletin #49 – May 23, 2011 – Why the Fear of “Floodgates” Persists
Since no firm announcing FWAs has been flooded with users, why this concern?

FlexBulletin #48 – May 4, 2011 – Are We Changing Desks – or Cultures?
Does the wave of “distributed”, “offsite” or “remote work” represent workplace transformation?

FlexBulletin #47 – April 19, 2011 – Job Sharing – Productive or Prohibitive?
How can a highly productive way of working be restored to prominence among the options?

FlexBulletin #46 – March 30, 2011 – C-Suite Sets What Tone from the Top?
A sustained and clear change in the tone from the top can jump start flexibility

FlexBulletin #45 – March 16, 2011 – Flex Success Stories – Powerful or Anemic?
Storytelling is a powerful art, and success stories should offer clear guidance to users

FlexBulletin #44 – March 2, 2011 – The GPS of Flex – Introducing FlexWise 2.0
Building better guidance on a decade of best practices and a new, robust toolkit

FlexBulletin #43 – February 9, 2011 – Is Your Kitchen Ready for Company?
If flexibility is being transformed, do you have the capacity to manage the new traffic?

FlexBulletin #42 – January 25, 2011 – The Pitfalls of Offsite Work
A closer look at some of the avoidable challenges of remote work and telecommuting

Bulletin #41 – January 11, 2011 – Notable Flex 2010, Opportunities 2011
A look back at 2010’s noteworthy flexibility trends and forward to 2011’s prospects

FlexBulletin #40 – December 20, 2010 – Visions of Flex Training Dance in His Head
Manager engagement in productive flexibility requires robust leader training

FlexBulletin #39 – November 17, 2010 – Turning Engagement into Output
True flexibility allows serious work redesign, and engagement that builds satisfaction and output

Bulletin #38 – October 20, 2010 – Stretch Goals for Productivity  
The proposal form enables manager and employee to create stretch goals

Bulletin #37 – September 30, 2010 – Proposal Form as Productivity Promise
The proposal process offers a unique opportunity to identify, build and measure productivity

Bulletin #36 – August 31, 2010 – Productive Flex One Deal at a Time
In tracking productivity, don't overlook the FWA proposal form

Bulletin #35 – August 10, 2010 – Can Retention Still Drive Flexibility?
Long driven by the appeal of retention, is productivity now #1

Bulletin #34 – May 31, 2010 – A Flex Remodel may be in Order
How in this year of rebuilding companies flex remodels may be the way to go

Bulletin #33 – April 30, 2010 – When Flexibility Meets Wellness
Building satisfaction and productivity by applying flexibility to chronic conditions

Bulletin #32 – April 14, 2010 – Pioneering and Defining Flexibility
Why the founders of today's flexibility started from the Big Picture

Bulletin #31 – April 6, 2010 – Unique Flex Collaborators
How a creative partnership spanned a decade of internal/external flex work

Bulletin #30 – March 17, 2010 – Phasing into Retirement - NOW
A primer on Phased and Partial retirement and a guide to implementation

Bulletin #29 – March 3, 2010 – The Flex Decade, 2010 - 2019
An overview of the steady march of flex and priorities for the coming decade

Bulletin #28 – January 7, 2010 – Challenges 2009, Options 2010
A review of the potential gains and the gritty reality of recession year 2009

Bulletin #27 – December 16, 2009 – Informal Flexibility
Sodexo, a large services company, added informal flexibility to its FWA initiative

Bulletin #26 – November 5, 2009 – Enabling Managers
A review of ways managers are doubted in implementing flex

Bulletin #25 – October 27, 2009 – Respectful Flexibility
Outlining ways employees can be disrespected in the approach to flex

Bulletin #24 – September 30, 2009 – Still Fearing "Floodgates"
Addressing the age-old concern, “What if everyone wants flex?”

Bulletin #23 – July 22, 2009 – Is Our Flex Audit-Proof
An audit can provide a constructive review of a firm’s flexibility system

Bulletin #22 – June 11, 2009 – Flexibility: 2nd, a Conciliation Toolkit
The essential elements for creating and supporting quality flex negotiations  

Bulletin #21 – May 13, 2009 – Flexibility: 1st, the Positioning
Shifting the view of flexibility from accommodation to true business gain

Bulletin #20 – May 6, 2009 – Flexibility via Mutual Respect
Applying “Leading through Mutual Respect” principles to flexibility

Bulletin #19 – April 15, 2009 – Build Business, Assume Retention
The value, feasibility of reframing flex more as productivity than retention tool

Bulletin #18 – March 26, 2009 – When Retention’s NOT a Bonus 
How flexibility has come to be seen primarily as a retention strategy

Bulletin #17 – March 4, 2009 – Power of Remote Work
Looking beyond cost savings as a goal and outcome of remote work

Bulletin #16 – February 18, 2009 – Phased Retirement (ASAP)
Declining retirement funds argue for extended retirement programs

Bulletin #15 – February 4, 2009 – Four Drivers for Acting Now
Why a period of recession should be used to rebuild flex infrastructure

Bulletin #14 – January 21, 2009 – Persuading Managers
Addressing the negative assumptions of managers may change attitudes

Bulletin #13 – January 14, 2009 – The Job Multiplier
Work sharing and other forms of flex can reduce the impact of layoffs

Bulletin #12 – January 6, 2009 – Deliver Real Value in 2009
This New Year issue suggests a comprehensive overhaul of flex systems

Bulletin #11 – December 16, 2008 – Progress 2008, Prospects 2009
A review of key developments in flexibility in 2008 and possibilities for 2009

Bulletin #10 – December 9, 2008 – Cancer Demands Flexibility
A description of the unique forms of flexibility required by those with cancer

Bulletin #9 – December 3, 2008 – Online Tool Sale
A summary of our FlexWise™ toolkit and its key elements

Bulletin #8 – November 19, 2008 – Cutting Costs, Keeping Talent
An introductory overview of talent preservation strategies and tools

Bulletin #7 – November 12, 2008 – Engaging Leaders
Several mini-studies of strategies for engaging leaders in initiatives

Bulletin #6 – November 6, 2008 – PathFinding Research
A review of several research tools that can help with design and assessment

Bulletin #5 – October 21, 2008 – Why Flex Now? The Data
An argument for embracing flexibility as a lead element in total rewards

Bulletin #4 – October 13, 2008 – Top 5 Myths about FWAs
This quick review covers 5 assumptions about flex and solid rejoinders

Bulletin #3 – October 7, 2008 – Why Is Flexibility The Right Move Now?
How enhanced flexibility can strengthen companies in uncertain times

Bulletin #2 – September 29, 2008 – Is Your Telecommuting Flawless?
An inventory of key best practices for effective telecommuting

Bulletin #1 – September 23, 2008 – Compressed Workweeks Can Work For You

Our first issue debunks six pervasive myths about compressed workweeks

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