The landscape of the American workforce has changed dramatically—now more than ever, workers are caring for children or the elderly, juggling work with school or retirement, or working more than one job to make ends meet. It’s time for the workplace to start meeting the needs of the 21st century workforce so that working families and businesses can be more productive, more competitive, healthier, and happier.
That's why, at the first-ever White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility in March 2010, Corporate Voices was asked to lead a campaign to engage the business community to create a broader awareness of the positive business and employee benefits of workplace flexibility.
Corporate Voices, its Partner Coalition, and Outreach Partners are now reaching out to businesses to sign the Statement of Support for Expanding Workplace Flexibility to expand the use of flexibility within the wider business community. In 2010, 12 top executives signed Corporate Voices’ support statement stating they are believe in business flexibility as a management tool and will continue to provide leadership in communicating its benefits.
As Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to the President for intergovernmental affairs and public engagement said,
We believe that more workplaces should try to do a better job in meeting the growing needs of their employees and their families. It's not just the right thing to do, but of course it's the smart thing to do for the government and for any company that wants to stay competitive.
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Corporate Voices' workplace flexibility campaign was made possible with the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.