Flextime, compressed work schedules, telecommuting, and working from home have always been championed by workers, and scrutinized by management. But after Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer took only two weeks maternity leave, then abolished working from home for Yahoo! employees, it seems work/life balance practices are being probed even more, despite the uprising of technologies and systems that make flexible and alternative work situations easier than ever to employ.
So how does an employee or manager successfully implement an alternative work schedule or flexible hours so both employee and employer benefit? First, an approach must be defined, then the benefits and disadvantages weighed, and finally, a policy must be implemented. Read more >