Bottom Line

The Great Place to Work Institute’s 2009 “100 Best Companies to Work For” continue to outperform the S&P 500 and the Russell 3000. This confirms the link between a company’s culture and its financial performance. At the Best Companies turnover is lower, recruiting is easier, and employee morale is stronger than at other workplaces across the country.

Corporate Voices for Working Families 2005 Study of 29 US companies found that in every company flexibility was linked to increased revenue generation, had positive effects on cycle time, client service and talent management, and was shown to save millions of dollars by preventing turnover.

Watson Wyatt Worldwide’s 2002 Human Capitol Index Study found that companies that promoted a collegial and flexible workplace produced a 9% increase in shareholder value.

Xerox’s Customer Administration Center experienced a 30% drop in its absenteeism rate after flexible work arrangements were promoted and employees began to use them.


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