Accommodating work schedules to nonwrok commitments

Use Cortana to request an Uber, assist with meeting prep, track flights or packages and set a location-based reminder that goes with you on all your devices.

As we look forward, we will continue to invest in areas that truly reflect the capabilities of a real-life assistant, like proactively reminding you about the things you have to do without you even asking, getting you to a meeting on time or helping to track and manage your calendar.

People often make promises to do things in email but may forget about them as the days go by and emails pile up.

Microsoft Research (MSR) was pursuing an intriguing and powerful idea around this challenge—automatically recognizing when people make commitments to one another in email messages and providing reminders.

Job flexibility has the potential to not only increase employees’ work-life effectiveness and job satisfaction, but also help managers improve employee recruitment, retention, engagement, and productivity while meeting departmental and organizational needs.

Learn more about the benefits of flexibility in the workplace.

Method, apparatus, and computer program products for scheduling and tracking preparatory work associated with electronic meeting invitations.

When a meeting invitation is received and tentatively accepted, the user is prompted to enter the expected duration of the associated work. Method, apparatus, and computer program products for scheduling and tracking preparatory work associated with electronic meeting invitations.

, further comprising steps of determining whether a new meeting conflicts with an old floating block, and, if the new meeting conflicts with an old floating block, moving the old floating block on the user's calendar. A program storage device readable by a machine, tangibly embodying a program of instructions executable by the machine to perform method steps for accommodating work associated with an electronic meeting invitation, said method steps comprising: , wherein the step of associating a floating block of time with the meeting comprises steps of prompting the user to enter an expected duration for the preparatory work, and using the expected duration as the length of the floating block of time.

Existing law, with certain exceptions, establishes 8 hours as a day’s work and a 40-hour workweek and requires payment of prescribed overtime compensation for additional hours worked.

Existing law authorizes the adoption by This bill would enact the California Workplace Flexibility Act of 2016.

Job flexibility is a business tool that involves employees and managers in making changes to the way work gets done—the when, where, and how—in order to better meet the employee’s work-life needs and the business needs of the department, lab, or center (DLC).

While job flexibility may not be right for everyone, it has proven to be a powerful business tool for getting work done and supporting business goals when implemented effectively.

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