Workplace flexibility isn’t just a trend—it’s a must in today’s world of work. That’s why it thrills us to see companies like American Journal Experts receiving the honor of the 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

American Journal Experts has been noticed for its use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. It’s a prestigious award, and one American Journal Experts rightly proud of.

As a recipient of the 2011 Sloan Award, American Journal Experts ranks in the top 20 percent of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace.

"We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices," says Alicia Parr, American Journal Experts HR Director. "Our company was founded on the idea that allowing employees to set their own schedules and work from home would increase productivity and create an engaged and inspired workforce."

Workplace flexibility—such as flextime, part-time work and compressed workweeks—has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while also benefiting employees as well. Workplace flexibility is fueling alternative workplace strategies and the use of virtual office space.

"Our research consistently finds that employees in effective and flexible workplaces have greater engagement on the job and greater desire to stay with their organization,” says Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute, a research think tank on workforce and workplace trends that administers the awards. “In addition, they report lower stress levels and better overall health.”

Lower stress levels, better overall health and greater engagement from tools like virtual offices? The research proves it. Of course, we’re not surprised. We are seeing these sorts of results every day from clients who rent our virtual office space in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and beyond. Now, the world is just taking more notice of the value-added benefits of virtual office space.