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March 11, 2020

What the Coronavirus Could Teach Businesses about Flexible Work Policies

In a new op-ed published by Fortune, MIT Sloan Professor Erin Kelly and University of Minnesota Professor Phyllis Moen make the case that allowing employees more flexibility about where they work, which many companies are doing because of the coronavirus, can be beneficial to employees and companies in the long run.
March 11, 2020

New Book "Overload" Argues for Redesigning and Improving Work

The Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative was delighted to host a book launch event in early March for the new book "Overload: How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do About It" by MIT Sloan Professor Erin L. Kelly and University of Minnesota Professor Phyllis Moen.

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