Starting January 1, 2017, top 100 firm Friedman LLP has formally implemented a new program dedicated to workplace flexibility, putting work/life balance at the forefront of their firm's culture. Dubbed the "Alternative Work Arrangement" (AWA) program, the new initiative allows firm professionals to start setting their own hours, tailored to their own responsibilities and schedules.
“We realize that our employees lead complex lives, with various, and at times conflicting, demands,” stated Harriet Greenberg, Friedman's co-managing partner. “Our goal in formalizing this policy was to remind employees that we value their contributions and well-being. We don’t believe a work environment should include unnecessary choices such as ‘career or family,’ or ‘work or a fulfilling social life.’”
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