With a new paper in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Network researchers have given another jolt to the national conversation on workplace flexibility and work-life balance. In “Relieving the Time Squeeze? Effects of a White-Collar Change on Parents,” authors Rachelle Hill, Eric Tranby, Erin Kelly, and Phyllis Moen report more findings from the Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) initiative at Best Buy’s corporate headquarters. Read more about ROWE and Parent's Time Squeeze
The memo from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wasn’t intended for the public, but the news spread fast. Beginning in June, all Yahoo employees with work-from-home arrangements will have to report to work at a Yahoo office—or find another job. The announcement sparked controversy within and outside the company, with many observers expressing surprise that a high-tech company would take such a seemingly backward-looking step. Read more about Workplace Flexibility Hits a Rough Patch
In a controversial decision that followed months of heated debate, the City Council of Portland, Oregon, voted unanimously to require local businesses to adopt policies for earned sick leave. Portland is now only a handful of jurisdictions with such a policy.
After a fruitful 25 years at Michigan State University and rising to the rank of University Distinguished Professor, network researcher Ellen Ernst Kossek has relocated to the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, where she is serving in a number of new roles. She is the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management, the inaugural Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, and remains the Associate Director of the Center for Work-Family Stress, Safety & Health (directed by Network researcher Dr. Leslie Hammer). Read more about Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek steps into new roles at Purdue University