Selling the Business Case for Flex Work: Looking Beyond the Reward

Join the Stegmeier Consulting team on May 1, as we’re joined by Laura Harrell, an HR Business Partner with the Cleveland Clinic, for our educational session at the WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference.


Join our panel of three consultants who specialize in flex work program development and implementation to discuss building the business case for flex work as an effective enterprise-wide strategy and not just a solution or perk to be applied on a case-by-case basis.

The panel approach shares three unique business perspectives (that of workforce performance [Diane Stegmeier], generational issues [Sandy Crocker Hosfeld], and financial implications [Matthew Stegmeier]) for how flex work supports work-life balance; employee wellness; and attracting, inspiring and retaining top talent. The panelists will share their insights on the risks, rewards and best practices of flexible working arrangements.

Laura Harrell, an HR Business Partner at the Cleveland Clinic, will discuss how the leading healthcare provider’s Information Technology Division is embracing flexibly working as a business strategy for talent retention, employee engagement, and physical space constraints.

Focus Level: Strategic/Tactical — 80/20  Audience Level: Intermediate Session Code: W09W2

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Laura Harrell, HR Business Partner, Cleveland Clinic
Laura Harrell is a Human Resource Business Partner with Cleveland Clinic. As a HRBP she has been instrumental in driving HR initiatives such as performance management, leadership development and employee coaching, talent management, succession planning and organizational structure and design. Laura is providing HR leadership for Cleveland Clinic Information Technology Division’s Connected Workforce initiative, expanding the organization’s Flexible Work Arrangement program into a human resource strategy. Laura has 15 years of progressive HR experience prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic. She received her Bachelors degree from American College.



Diane Stegmeier is founder of Stegmeier Consulting Group, a globally-recognized leader in workplace change management. Founded in 2002, the 100 percent woman-owned firm has been engaged by diverse clients around the world to significantly reduce workplace costs while improving workforce productivity. She earned an MBA with a concentration in Leading Organizational Change from Kent State University, graduating in the top five percent of all masters / doctoral students of AACSB accredited business programs nationally. Stegmeier is a member of ACMP Global, the Association of Change Management Professionals.

Sandra Crocker Hosfeld is a senior consultant with Stegmeier Consulting Group. As a diversity specialist and workgroup consultant, she has contributed to the success of clients’ change management programs in areas including employee engagement, conflict resolution, and the development and delivery of training on working in a flexible work environment. She has conducted extensive research on diversity and the multi-generational workforce, and is a globally-recognized speaker. She has 26 years experience in the office and workspace solutions industry and 16 years teaching experience. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology, with a Diversity Management Specialization, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.

Matthew Stegmeier, Workplace Change Management Consultant, Stegmeier Consulting Group
Matthew Stegmeier is a consultant in change management with Stegmeier Consulting Group, and has been instrumental in applying the firm’s best practices and proprietary critical influence methodology to clients’ flex work, mobility, shared-space environments and other alternative workplace strategies. His experience prior to joining Stegmeier Consulting Group includes a background in human resource analytics, finance, and intellectual property protection. He is pursuing an MBA in sustainability from Baldwin Wallace College. He completed his undergraduate studies at Miami University. He’s been interviewed about flex work by multiple media outlets including NBC News. Stegmeier is the co-author of the forthcoming book, “CAVE People in the Workplace: Managing Citizens Against Virtually Everything.”

Want to join us? Register for WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference and head on to our session Wednesday morning. Don’t forget to come out to the book signing (TBD time) and introduce yourself to our team!One lucky attendee will win a copy of Diane Stegmeier’s award-winning book, Innovations in Office Design: The Critical Influence Approach to Effective Work Environments™, after the session.