Despite great strides in broad employer acceptance of flexible work arrangements, the idea that face time in the office means higher productivity is still alive and well.

“The notion that presence equals productivity or that the ideal worker is still the full-time worker – those mindsets are still alive and with us,” says Ellen Galinsky, president and co-founder of the Families and Work Institute, and co-author of a new report on workplace flexibility. “But there is flexibility for full-time employees so that’s much more becoming a standard of the American workplace.” 

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