WFHN member Ellen Kossek was chosen by the Families and Work Institute to receive a Work Life Legacy Award. One of four honorees, Kossek was presented with the award at the Work and Family Researchers Network conference on June 19, 2014 in New York City.
An article in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) credits the Changing Work and Work-Family Conflict: Evidence from the Work, Family, and Health Network study as being "...the first study to offer evidence based on a randomized trial that workplace interventions, such as increased schedule control and supervisor support, can reduce employee work-life conflict."
Network researchers Erin Kelly and Phyllis Moen share insights from the recent study, Changing Work and Work-Family Conflict, Evidence from the Work, Family, and Health Network published in American Sociological Review in this ASR podcast.
The Wall Street Journal hosted a mediacast that explores the topic of teleworking and WFHN researcher Ellen Kossek was invited to be a member of the three-person panel of experts. The cast had over 15,000 views in 24 hours and was featured in the technology section of the WSJ. Watch the mediacast How to Work From Home.
This 3-day institute (July 16-18, 2014) features regional, national, and international researchers and practitioners in occupational health psychology, total worker health, and safety research and practice.
Candace Nelson, ScD, a researcher who did her dissertation on the Work/Family Study, is lead author on a recently published study that found that a flexible work environment that allows staff to make time for exercise appears to reduce cancer risk in middle-aged workers.