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Proof That Giving Your Employees More Freedom Makes Them More Productive

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Best Buy was one of the first Fortune 500s to create a flexible work-schedule program for its corporate employees. Tech companies have been doing this for a while, and for good reason: these programs work.

Researchers led by Phyllis Moen of the University of Minnesota recently evaluated Best Buy's program, launched in 2006 and inspired by Results-Only Work Environment, and found that it improved employee health, reducing "emotional exhaustion, psychological distress, and work-family conflict."

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