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Windowed Work

Remote work options, once considered a luxury, are fast becoming a necessity for today's employee. Just as teleworking offers increased flexibility of work location, windowed work extends that flexibility to the work schedule.

Windowed work is the ability to break up your workday into distinct chunks of business and personal time. According to global staffing firm Robert Half's research, nearly four in five professionals say that they work for organizations where windowed work is welcomed.

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While it's clear this schedule flexibility may be of extreme value to those caring for children or elderly parents, these new findings also suggest that workers without children benefit. Seventy-eight percent of respondents with children and 66 percent of those without them say that windowed work increases productivity.

Paul McDonald, Robert Half's senior executive director, offers insight as to why: "Whether it's windowed work or alternative hours, people are happier and more productive if they have control over when—and where—they do their jobs."

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The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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