Research from Gallup indicates that women are more likely to be "actively engaged" in their work than men. Gallup's survey doesn't provide a conclusive reason for the disparity, but it may have something to do with the availability of flextime, which can improve the well-being of employees, writes Nanette Fondas. "Since women -- particularly caregivers -- value and use flextime when it is offered, they may get a wellbeing boost to propel them to higher-level functioning at work," she writes.

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