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American Express® and FlexPaths® Release White Paper That Links Flexible Work with Improved Wellbeing and Performance
NEW YORK,  October 25, 2010 -- 

American Express Company and FlexPaths, LLC today released a report, Creating Sustainable Organizations that provides innovative insights to creating an integrated approach to workplace health promotion, flexible work arrangements and employee engagement.

Written by renowned author, Graham Lowe, Ph.D., an expert on work and organizations, the report focuses on the link between overall wellbeing of employees, including mental and physical health, work and personal life integration.

"We believe this research is important to help others learn about creating sustainable organizations through wellness initiatives, worklife programs and flexible work styles," said Vice President, Jim Rottman of Global Human Resources at American Express.

"Together we are evolving and expanding the current perspective on sustainability from the physical environment to the workplace environment," said Meryl Rosenthal, CEO and President of FlexPaths.

Key findings in the report provide new insights into leveraging employee wellness promotion, addressing underlying root causes of wellness and performance, expanding flexible work design, connecting wellbeing and employee engagement and fostering a healthy work culture.

Flexible work design is a substantial component in the report and underscores the importance of giving employees more choice and control over their jobs and work lives, trusting them to deliver and creating responsibility for results. This is a common theme in employee health promotion, work and personal life integration and employee engagement.

Click here to access a free copy of this report.

About American Express
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at and connect with us on, and

About FlexPaths
FlexPaths, a certified women-owned business founded in 2005, is a leading provider of web-based and consultative flexible working solutions for corporations, governments and people seeking employment in organizations that have a flexible working culture. Learn more at and connect with us on, and



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