Yet another article in the ongoing saga of inflexible employers. The Christian Science Monitor reports on a new study that just came out last week on the “opt out revolution”  of women leaving the workforce earlier this century.  The study finds that women didn’t really “opt out” during recessions in 2001-04. Rather, women were leaving the workforce because of inflexibility of their employers who needed face time and wouldn’t bend.   Flexibility at work increases employee engagement.  Engaged employees are more than twice as likely to want to stay with the company and invest their discretionary effort. (According to the fine folks at Towers Perrin.)  Employers- you get more if you give back- give your moms flexibility. Trust me, they’ll work harder AND be happier.

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