Organizations should focus on creating a less stressful environment for their employees in order to boost productivity, according to Dr. Kathryn Fonner. Dr. Fonner, an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has conducted extensive research on the experiences of teleworking versus office-based employees.
Flex time, part time and teleworking are among the flexible arrangements designed to diminish the work overload of employees and increase their job satisfaction. Dr. Fonner suggests that limiting the number of meetings and e-mails and creating office spaces for specific projects are steps that may help employee retention efforts.
The Center will give specific coverage to flexible work arrangements, such as telecommuting and virtual work teams during June and July.