Workplace flexibility is an issue that affects more than just individual workers' ability to work at home once in a while, or perhaps take a small sabbatical to catch up on that traveling they didn't get to after college. It's at the heart of the persistent gender wage gap, and one reason why we don't see as many female CEOs and executives as males. So it's slightly disappointing to read the Families and Workplace Institute's 2014 National Study of Employers, which shows that employers on the whole are less invested in providing flexible options to workers today than they were six years ago.
It's the new American dream: work full-time, with benefits, but from home -- at least part of the time. But flextime gigs aren't always all they're cracked up to be. Before you assume that your flexible work schedule is the answer to all your work-life balance problems, here's what to look at.
How much happier would you be right now if today was your Friday? If Forbes contributor Richard Eisenberg had his way, it would be.