Today’s workforce is demanding more and more flexibility. Known as “one of the most sophisticated thinkers” on work, life and flexibility, Cali Williams Yost is a work transformation strategist, researcher, author, speaker and founder of the Flex+Strategy Group. She will be leading our next The Way We Work session at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, talking about Work Flexibility: Leading the Change in How, When and Where We Work.

What if one strategy could help you:

  • Increase productivity
  • Fuel innovation
  • Reduce costs 
  • Attract and retain top, diverse talent and
  • Increase engagement and well-being?

 That’s what can happen when we transform how, when and where we work.

The change has already started in most organizations. The opportunity for leaders is to embrace it with strategic intention.  Join pioneering work transformation expert, Cali Williams Yost, as she shares what it takes to unlock the full power and potential of a high performance flexible work culture.

 In this session, Cali will explain how leaders can:

  • Make flexibility in the way work is done real and not just lip service
  • Expand your talent pool
  • Eliminate line manager resistance
  • Align formal and informal work flexibility to the changing realities of each person’s job while maintaining fairness
  • Help people remain productive and engaged even in open workspace environments
  • Leverage existing investments in workplace technology for flexible work success 
  • Move beyond the lingering fear of abuse that limits support for true flexibility, and
  • Measure impact of the change on performance and people

Registration is now open. Hope to see you Friday, November 30.


Cali Williams Yost

For more than two decades, Yost has studied and changed the way business leaders and employees think about how, when and where we work. She has assisted hundreds of organizations to build high performance flexible work cultures that strategically use flexibility, technology and workspace options to work smarter, and attract and retain top talent who value greater control over how to get their jobs done, and manage their lives.

She is the author of the empowering book Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day, and critically-acclaimed,Work+Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right for You. Yost has also been named one of Mashable’s top career experts on Twitter and has been awarded “Best of the Web” distinctions by Forbes.com. 

Yost is an honors graduate of Columbia Business School and noted as an alumnus “Changing the World.” In 2018, Yost was named one of the global management thinkers “on the radar” by Thinkers50.  She has also been cited as one of Forbes’s 40 Women to Watch Over 40. Yost’s perspectives have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal and USA Today, and well as on The Today Show, CNBC, Bloomberg TV and NPR.

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