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Flexible Work and
Well-Being Center

University of Minnesota
50 Willey Hall
225 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-3100
Fax: 612-626-8375
Email: flexwork@umn.edu


 

 

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Phyllis Moen
Phyllis Moen
Co-Director

Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly
Co-Director





 
Flexible Work and Well-Being
Research and Publications

In 2006, Dr. Moen and Dr. Kelly partnered with Best Buy and CultureRx to study a new workplace flexibility initiative called ROWE (Results Only Work Environment). The goal was to understand the ways this initiative affected employees' productivity and life quality, as well as the health and well-being of their family members.

The Flexible Work and Well-Being Study examined what was taking place in Best Buy as it moved beyond the inflexible clockworks of work that most Americans take for granted. This research partnership offered something of a "natural experiment," tracking changes as the company implemented the ROWE initiative. The Minnesota team collected data through observations, informal discussions, and in-depth interviews, as well as two web-based surveys at two points in time.

The Flexible Work and Well-Being Center used the findings from this study to inform the next phase of research. See publications from the larger Work, Family & Health Network here.


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