Longevity Agenda: Formalize Flexible Schedules

Longevity Agenda: Formalize Flexible Schedules2018-09-06T09:58:37+00:00

LONGEVITY AGENDA ACTION ITEM: FORMAL FLEXIBILITY

FORMAL FLEXIBILITY

Encourage robust flexible scheduling for employees of all ages

Background

In many ways, phased retirement is one type of workplace flexibility: it’s part-time work specific to older workers. But for an organization to truly support its aging workforce, a wide variety of flexible work options must be offered to workers of all ages.

Flexibility is a strategic business tool, not an accommodation for a specific set of people. When a company acknowledges the business value of flex, it makes sense to apply that logic to the needs of its aging workforce as part of a broad strategy for success.

Resources

RE 10 FWA Myths and Realities-imageFlexible Work Arrangements: Top 10 Stubborn Myths Vs. Realities About Formal Flexibility | Respectful Exits

One of the biggest obstacles to adopting flexibility is fear. More often than not, that fear is grounded in stubborn myths. Are remote workers really sitting around in their pajamas watching TV all day? If one person on a team works from home, does everyone else really want to follow? This presentation highlights the top 10 stubborn myths about formal flexibility—and the realities based on both practice and empirical research.

Download the presentation: Flexible Work Arrangements: Top 10 Stubborn Myths Vs. Realities About Formal Flexibility.

EMPLOYEES: Sign Open Letter

We are collecting signatures from individuals on an open letter to U.S. employers asking them to adopt our Longevity Agenda.

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EMPLOYERS: Sign Colleague Letter

We are asking supportive U.S. employers to sign an open letter to their peers encouraging widespread adoption of the Longevity Agenda.

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We’re doing everything we can to transform the way aging employees work and retire. But we won’t have enough resources to push hard on all the work ahead without your immediate support. 

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