CASE STUDY: HR and the Business: Strategic, Co-Owners of Flexibility

SHRM 2012 Strategy Conference
Workplace Application: This session will help you create a plan for successful co-ownership of a strategic approach to flexibility between HR, line leaders and employees in your organization through various case studies.
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Workplace flexibility is a strategy for managing talent, workflow and costs that’s quickly becoming a standard practice for leading organizations.  It is most effective when it’s an ongoing, problem-solving conversation between managers and employees. What role does HR play in making the business case for flexibility, getting buy-in from all levels of leadership and establishing and supporting the win-win flexibility dialogue between employees and line managers? Using case studies, this interactive session will help you create a plan for building successful strategic co-ownership of flexibility in your organizations.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:30am to 10:00am

Cali Yost


Cali Williams Yost believes when business and people partner, they create award- winning flexible workplaces that achieve high performance and work+life well being.  

For over two decades as a corporate strategist, author, speaker and founder of the Flex Strategy Group / Work Life Fit Inc., Yost has helped hundreds of organizations adapt their strategies and cultures to the new reality of work, and has given thousands of individuals the modern tools and skills to take control of their work+life fit and find success, on and off the job. 

Leaders from diverse organizations, such as E&Y, Novo Nordisk, Quest Diagnostics, the United Nations, USDA, Stanford University and the Singapore Government, regularly seek out her high-impact, often contrarian, yet always practical, insights into what it takes for flexibility to really succeed in the workplace.     

An honors graduate of Columbia Business School, Yost’s pioneering work+life “fit” how-to advice for individuals can be found in the recently released, Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day, (Center Street/Hachette, 2013), and in the critically-acclaimed, Work+Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right for You (Riverhead/Penguin Group, 2004).  

Called “one of the most sophisticated thinkers,” on work and life issues by The New York Times, Yost is frequently asked to comment in the media. She has appeared on the TODAY Show, most recently with Maria Shriver as part of her “Doing It All” series, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, NPR, and in Fast Company, USAToday, and the Wall Street Journal. 

In addition to being named one of Mashable’s Top 14 Career Experts on Twitter, and one of Columbia Business School’s Alumni Changing the World, her websites have been awarded “Best of the Web” distinctions by and Yost lives in New Jersey where her work+life fit includes two wonderful daughters and an amazing husband.

For more information about Cali Williams Yost, and the Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit, Inc., go to, and connect with Cali on Twitter @caliyost and on Facebook

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Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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