When Work Works

When Work Works (WWW) is a national initiative, led by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation.

Practices such as telecommuting, flextime, part-time work, job sharing, transition to retirement, and compressed schedules help employees meet their work and life responsibilities and help employers respond to the competitive global marketplace. Effective and flexible workplace strategies boost productivity, increase employee morale, lower turnover and absenteeism, and lower overhead costs.

When Work Works Community Partners

When Work Works partners with communities and states around the country to:

  • share rigorous research and employer best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility;
  • inspire local employers to create more effective and flexible workplaces to benefit both business and employees; and
  • recognize exemplary employers through the WWW Award and local community events.

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is honored to be a When Work Works Community Partner. As the major outreach arm of the initiative, Community Partners connect community leaders from business, media and government to create change and make the community case for effective and flexible workplaces.

When Work Works Award

The WWW Award program is national in scope, and recognizes model employers of all types and sizes across the U.S. for their innovative and effective workplace practices. It is a worksite-based award honoring organizations that are using workflex as a strategy to make work work better—for both the employer and the employee.

Employers benefit by merely applying for the WWW Award as all applicants receive a free customized bench-marking report comparing their effective and flexible workplace practices to a nationally representative sample of U.S. employers and to award winners.

Application Information

Applications for the When Work Works Awards are typically accepted in the spring of each year. Once established, application information can be found here.

Read more about the Dayton region’s past When Work Works Award recipients in Chamber News.

Free Workflex Guides to help work work

If you’re looking for ways to make your organization more effective and flexible, When Work Works’ Guides can help! These FREE Workflex Guides are for employers who want to explore ways to #ReinventWork with greater flexibility.

Join the workflex conversation

Follow your chamber on Twitter @DaytonChamber, and also follow @WhenWorkWorks, and @SHRMPress. To join the When Work Works email list, contact them at: WhenWorkWorks@shrm.org.