The “GO-Virtual Initiative” - Using Flexible Workplace Practices to Reduce Traffic Congestion, Increase Economic Development, and Provide More Access to Affordable Housing Choices in the South Bay Region of Los Angeles County

The GO-Virtual Initiative seeks to research flexible working practices in order to encourage employers to implement these practices further, and hence help to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, increase economic development and community cohesion, and provide more access to affordable housing choices to workers. The study will engage employers in the South Bay Region of Los Angeles County in interviews and expert elicitation focus groups that will:

  • Establish a baseline of current flexible working practices;
  • Conduct organization-focused research on understudied areas of flexible work practices, including barriers, best practices, trade-offs with current approaches, and potential incentive programs;
  • Provide feasible legislative strategies to policymakers;
  • Design workforce development programs that train managers and workers for success when using flexible work practices;
  • Educate California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) students through practical experience of the research process, South Bay businesses, and the benefits of flexible work practices;
  • Provide recommendations and create a work plan for implementation.

Principal Investigator: 

Fynnwin Prager, Ph.D.

PI Contact Information: 

fprager@csudh.edu
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Project Number: 

1860