CustomFitWorkplace.org is an initiative of MomsRising.org. MomsRising is a multicultural, online, and on-the-ground grassroots organization of more than one million people working to achieve economic security for all families in the United States and end discrimination against mothers in the workplace. As part of this effort—along with legislative advocacy and educational outreach—MomsRising raises awareness about the importance of workplace flexibility practices.
Helping to update workplace practices so families can fit work and life responsibilities together is imperative for the health of children, parents, families, businesses, and society. This is a particularly pressing need at a time when more mothers, fathers, grandparents, and others are in the workforce—working long hours and sometimes multiple jobs.
The Custom-Fit Workplace Initiative documents the business benefits of workplace flexibility and custom-fit policies and practices. It points toward “win-win-win” solutions for organizations, employees, and their families. Studies show that flexible, customized work arrangements are good for all employees, whether they are single, married, old, young, able-bodied or disabled, parents or not—and that employers benefit when workers have a work-life fit.
More and more organizations are implementing flexible, customized workplace practices and demonstrating that there does not have to be a tug-of-war between job and life commitments. The CustomFitWorkplace.org Initiative offers the opportunity to stay up-to-date on this emerging, vital topic that affects lives and livelihoods. Come to this website to see what’s new and to share your own experiences forging a custom fit for yourself, your employees or co-workers, and your friends and family. We have only begun to realize the possibilities!