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The CustomFit Workplace blog is part of the MomsRising.org Open, Flexible Work blog. It is a place where workers, managers, educators and Human Resources professionals can share their insights and questions. The views expressed in this blogs aren't necessarily representative of the CustomFitWorkplace.org initiative or of MomsRising.org policy positions. Interested in blogging? drop us a line

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The Great Work Cultures Initiative: Raise a Big Tent, Invite a Million Friends

I became aware of the huge bias against mothers in hiring, wages and advancement over a decade ago.  In response I co-founded MomsRising.org with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner.  As I learned more and more about work that was compatible with parenthood it became clear that all the practices that are good for mothers are good for everybody, businesses included.  In 2010 I co-wrote The Custom-Fit Workplace: Choose When, Where and How to Work and Boost the Bottom Line. Out of the pink ghetto, a year later, speaking at a Wall St. conference it became clear to me that even this was not sufficient!   There have been inspirational speakers, thinkers, academics and consultants that speak to the power of teams, trust, flexibility, results-based management and more for decades... but broad systemic change has not happened. In spite of many brilliant success stories to emulate, great workplaces continue to be the exception rather than the norm.  This must change!
 

Why do we need Great Work Cultures?  A recent Gallup report reveals that  70% of the workforce is not engaged.

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Great Work Cultures Big Tent Initiative -- Moving from Command and Control to Respect and Empower

Turns out that pretty much all the good work culture practices that are good for moms are good for everybody.  And movements are more powerful when they inspire everybody!

We are raising a big tent that welcomes a glorious diversity of respectful work culture practices and leaders. The mission of the big tent is to move beyond Command and Control to Respect and Empower. Working together, we are creating a new norm for workplace cultures that optimize worker effectiveness and human happiness. There are key projects that simply won't happen without the dynamic engagement of individuals and organizations that are leaders in creating respectful empowered work cultures. Our website is up as of March:http://www.greatworkcultures.org/ and we are putting up more content all the time. 

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Share Your Stories to Help Create Workplace Change

I’m passionate about an issue that deeply affects moms: the need for work flexibility to be embraced by employers across the country.

But I’m not a mom myself, and so I’m usually careful to emphasize all the many reasons work flexibility is important that are unrelated to parenthood or gender. Work flexibility is good for the environment. It’s good for our health. It makes us happier. It boosts productivity. There are statistics galore that demonstrate the work flexibility is a win/win for employers and employees of all sorts.

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Sign our thank you card to keep the MOMentum going!

Take Action!

Do you have a second to sign a very important thank you card to the White House? Click here to sign on to the thank you card now: http://action.momsrising.org/sign/WH_Summit_thanks/

Why the card? Well, we (and you) just had a… drumroll please…. MAJOR VICTORY! Many of MomsRising.org's top policy priorities and members were just prominently featured at the White House Summit on Working Families on Monday.  

MomsRising member Shay Chan Hodges' story is featured onscreen at the Summit. 

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A Tale of Two Macy's

 Cross-posted from NWLC's blog

Earlier today, I caught up with Kay Thompson and Sasha Hammad during a break at the White House Summit on Working Families. Kay spoke at the Summit about what having a predicable full-time schedule and a say in the timing of her work hours has meant for her family. Sasha Hammad is director of the Retail Action project, and is fighting to secure these same protections for all retail workers in New York City.

Liz: Kay, you mentioned you work at Macy’s.

Kay: Yes, I work at Macy’s in Herald’s Square in the domestics department. And I’m a proud member of Local 1-S of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/UFCW.

Liz: And what does your work schedule there look like?

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