Families and Work Institute (FWI), a national research think tank on workforce and workplace trends, announced this week that Mom Corps is among this year’s recipients of its prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for business excellence in workplace flexibility. This is a tremendous honor for us!
Ellen Galinsky, president of FWI and highly respected in the field of workplace flexibility, had this to say: “Our research consistently finds that employees in effective and flexible workplaces have greater engagement on the job and greater desire to stay with their organization. In addition, they report lower stress levels and better overall health. As a recipient of the 2011 Sloan Award, Mom Corps ranks in the top 20 percent of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace.”
Recognition for our own flexible workplace practices is reflective of the very foundation of our business. We recently commissioned a national survey that found more than two in five working adults (42 percent) are willing to give up some percentage of their salary for more flexibility at work. This is quite telling about workplace attitudes given the current economic state and record unemployment rate. Workplace flexibility is a model that’s becoming more widely accepted because of the benefits it offers companies and employees.
We want to hear from you! How do you feel about workplace flexibility? Does it work for you and your company?