Support “1 Million for Flexibility”
by Kate Lister
As Global Workplace Analytics has made clear, telecommuting has evolved from an interesting work perk into a legitimate, and sometimes necessary, way of working. As the workforce continues to embrace remote work options, a new initiative is aiming to organize and grow support for workplace flexibility of all kinds, telecommuting included.
1 Million for Work Flexibility was launched this year as a place for everyone–professionals, companies, and related organizations–to come together in support of flexible work options. Telecommuting is one of the key components of these options, and the movement also cites flexible and alternative schedules, compressed workweeks, job sharing, and even freelance contracts as important flexible work options for today’s workforce.
1 Million for Work Flexibility is thrilled to have support from Global Workplace Analytics and many other flex-friendly organizations, such as Working Mother, Thomson Reuters, Women for Hire, UnitedHealth Group, Mom Corps, the Boston College Center for Work & Family, and more.
The goals of 1 Million for Work Flexibility and its supporters include:
- Inspiring 1 million people to join the movement
- Sharing news and trends related to work flexibility
- Leading by demonstrating real-life ways to help people achieve more work flexibility in their lives
- Mobilizing and making it easier to get involved in events, legislation, petitions, and other efforts
- Supporting each other by working with leading experts and organizations to move forward complementary initiatives
If you or your organization see the need for more work flexibility in today’s workforce, learn more about 1 Million for Work Flexibility and show your support today!
Brie Weiler Reynolds is the Director of Online Content at FlexJobs and a contributing writer for 1 Million for Work Flexibility, the first national initiative to bring people together and create a collective voice in support of work flexibility.