Content prepared by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College

Why do we need workplace flexibility? Can flexible work options provide demonstrable benefits to businesses that offer them to their employees? And do employees with access to flexible arrangements succeed in creating a better balance between work and other aspects of their lives?

The following sections present highlights of studies and case examples that illustrate the business case for employers to offer workplace flexibility, as well as the benefits of workplace flexibility to employees and to society as a whole.