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Three pioneers in advancing workplace flexibility concepts and practices were honored at the Nov. 8-10, 2011, Work-Life Focus: 2012 and Beyond conference in Washington, D.C.
“Each of these individuals has had the ability to see the future and then act on it,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of the Families and Work Institute (FWI), which partnered with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to sponsor the conference. “We wouldn’t be where we are without their efforts.”
The pioneers are:
In accepting the award, Lingle said: “It’s time for us to develop a whole new philosophy of work.” She said she envisions a world where workplace flexibility is a tool and a strategic plan within every workplace.
With the combined efforts of FWI, SHRM and all the organizations represented at the conference, “we really do have the smarts, the willpower and the energy to do this.”
But she said it takes courage, particularly to deal with the issue of overwork among employees. “We really are working ourselves into a hole, and we wonder why health care costs and stress are going up.”
2012 'Bold New Ideas' Guide Highlights Workplace Flex Success, SHRM Online Benefits Discipline, November 2011
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