Family Values @ Work

White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility wrap-up

April 2, 2010

Yesterday, Family Values @ Work executive director, Ellen Bravo, posted her reflections on attending the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility. You can read more about what happened at the forum on the White House website, as well as watch a video of some of the comments by President Obama and the First Lady.

At the forum, the Council of Economic Advisers released a report on changes in the workforce that have led to increased need for workplace flexibility. The report, “Work-Life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility,” is available on the White House website as well.

Coverage of the forum in the media focused on the Obamas as working parents, giving an unusually high-profile human interest angle to the sometimes dry talk of policy change, best practices, and economic data:

Obamas tout benefits of a flexible workplace, by Joe Davidson, Washington Post, April 1, 2010

The Obamas On The “High-Wire Act” of Work vs. Family Balance, by Sunlen Miller, ABC News, March 31, 2010

Obamas get to work from home. So should you, they say. by Mark Trumbull, Christian Science Monitor, March 31, 2010



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