Fri., December 16, 2011 5:45pm (EST)

WORKING: Workplace Flexibility
By Joshua Stewart
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Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Workplace expert Brandon Smith says one flexible work schedule, telecommuting, can pose some challenges for your career. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/timpatterson/476098132/>Tim Patterson via Flickr</a>.)
Workplace expert Brandon Smith says one flexible work schedule, telecommuting, can pose some challenges for your career. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson via Flickr.)
The talk during the last few years has been about increasing worker productivity and doing more with less.

It seems reasonable, then, that most people are working harder just to keep their jobs and not thinking so much about keeping flexibility and balance between their work and their lives.

Not so, according to some recent research.

Brandon Smith explains why some workers are willing to give up higher salaries in favor of more flexibility in their work schedule.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. And while you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.