I’m thrilled to be part of the Great Work Cultures initiative being spearheaded by Joan Blades, co-founder of MoveOn.org and MomsRising.org. Great Work Cultures seeks to promote a shift from the “command and control” management mindset to one shaped by “respect and empowerment,” and work flexibility is of course about more than place and time—it’s also very much about culture. I write more about this flex/culture relationship in a piece on the Huffington Post today, as the kick-off to a new HuffPo and Great Work Cultures series.
As an advocate for work flexibility, I wish that the many employers currently stuck in an old-fashioned, outdated workplace model could change with the snap of a finger. I wish the transition from inflexibility to flexibility could be as simple as an announcement from the top and a few paragraphs of new policy.
But the reality is, work flexibility is about much more than just place and time. It’s also about culture, and culture doesn’t change at the drop of a hat. Read more.