A client told me that PBS recently aired a show on the changing workforce and increasing flexibility that comes with it. Hooray! Those living with chronic illness (1 in 2 Americans) are part of the changing face of the workforce.
She wrote, “Unfortunately there was no page or site for the program, and it’s not airing again, but perhaps you will come across a reference or something in the future – it was an excellent presentation including study data from many esteemed sources. It included profiles of time and location flexibilities among different professions and corporations.”
So, I’m including this — the description on the PBS site:
9 to 5 No Longer
A demographic change is affecting all Americans wherever they work and live: the rise of the flexible workforce. The global economy, increasing numbers of two-income families, and the need for businesses to retain talent both in the executive suite and among low-paid workers are all having an impact on the way in which we work. This program, hosted by Bonnie Erbe, explores the latest innovations in workplace flexibility.
Hey, let everyone you work with know that this includes you. Make sure that they realize and recognize it. We need the flexibility and the recognition of talent that this requires. Let’s build on what already exists.