Chapter Ten. Not Going It Alone: Making Sustainable Change at Your Workplace


The flexibility policies in my organization “[are] anarchistic. There are no rules at all. It’s an as needed basis. It should be formalized, so it is not seen as a favor to do so.” If you are disciplined, you should be able to work from home. I’d rather construct a policy that works for the majority and deal with the minority separately and try to let my own people telecommute part time whenever they need it. Yet I feel sometimes frustrated in my own job since I don’t have permission to work at home, even though I allow my staff to telecommute. It is wishful thinking that if I do this for my staff, maybe someone will do it for me. My boss accepts it grudgingly. I could ...

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