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Journal Issue: Work and Family Volume 21 Number 2 Fall 2011

Workplace Flexibility: From Research to Action
Ellen Galinsky Kelly Sakai Tyler Wigton

In Conclusion

When Work Works has offered Families and Work Institute and its partners an unprecedented opportunity to explore the conditions under which workplaces can be improved by providing employees with greater access to workplace flexibility. Initial data reveal that increased flexibility can make work "work" for increasing numbers of employers, employees, employees' families, and communities.

A perennial issue in research is how it can be applied to practice. And a perennial issue in practice is how to bring successful pilot projects to scale and make them sustainable. Now in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management and poised to spread even further, we believe that When Work Works offers many lessons that can be adapted to other research-based change experiments.