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How are organizations in the U.S. approaching work differently?

Organizations across the country are rethinking work. These employers don’t want to wait for change to come to them; they know that for long-term success, they need to do whatever they can to recruit and retain the best talent possible.

Access the case studies below to learn more about the results companies are seeing when they embrace modern approaches to work:

  • Kraft Foods, First Tennessee Bank, Texas Instruments, KPMG LLP: Read the case studies compiled by Workplace Flexibility 2010, a public policy initiative at Georgetown Law.
  • SAS Institute, Ernst & Young, Allied Signal, Seagate Technology: Read the case studies compiled by the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project.
  • AFLAC, ARUP Laboratories, Cisco Systems, KPMG LLP, MITRE, Pro Group, Rossetti, RSM McGladrey, Sojourner House, Texas Instruments, The Ad Council, The Detroit Regional Chamber, The University of North Carolina, Timberland, Ward’s Furniture, Xerox: Read the case studies compiled by the Work and Family Researchers Network
  • 31 companies in Washington State including Macy’s and Washington Mutual: Read the case studies compiled by Commuter Solutions in Seattle
  • Hospital of Saint Raphael, The Pension Service, Smith Brothers Insurance, Cigna, Sikorsky Aircraft, Cannondale Financial, Gragory & Howe, Aetna: Read the case studies compiled by Telecommute Connecticut!, a commuter service of Connecticut’s Department of Transportation

Learn more about organizations approaching work differently in the U.S.:

37Signals. Founder Jason Fried says that work should be done wherever it will be done best. View his TEDxMidwest talk Why Work Doesn’ Happen at Work, below.

Business Talent Group. BTG CEO Jody Greenstone Miller advises, “Leaders need to create a culture in which talented people are judged not by the quantity of their work, but by the quality of their contributions.” BTG pairs independent professionals with project-based work where the focus is on results. View Miller’s take on a new approach to work as discussed with the Wall Street Journal, below.

FlexJobs. Recognizing that flexible jobs are harder to find than they should be, FlexJobs’ founder Sara Sutton Fell set out to create a one-stop resource for “anyone who wants a job with some kind of flexibility—a telecommuting, part-time, freelance, or flextime job.” Monthly memberships give job-seekers access to hand-screened job listings that meet their flexibility requirements. Watch the brief video below for more info. [Update July 2013, and full disclosure: Emma Plumb, founder of this website, is now working with FlexJobs as their Director of Work Flexibility Initiatives! The position arose from a mutual desire to promote the benefits of rethinking the way we work, and will be an exciting new platform for making change!]

Regus. Regus recognizes that flexible work requires flexible workspaces. Working from home isn’t the right solution all the time, but that doesn’t mean we are stuck with the traditional office model. Regus offers the opportunity for individual workers as well as companies to access office space  on their own terms: in locations convenient to them, and for as little or as much time as they need. Learn more about the Regus approach in the video below.

How are organizations worldwide approaching work differently?

Unwork. Based in the United Kingdom, Unwork is building a business case for new ways of working, with a focus on six components: demographics, behavior, workplaces, technology, sustainability, and travel.