VoIP provider FeatureTel said Wednesday that it had been given the 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

The award recognizes businesses that use  flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness and enhance business and employee success, FeatureTel said in its announcement.

At FeatureTel, the company explained, flexibility includes telecommuting, flexible schedules, and play and schoolwork space for employees’ children, among others.

FeatureTel Founder & CEO Paul Levering said, “With flexibility as a policy of sorts, there isn’t always a set guideline for every situation. So, sometimes it takes a little more effort to address each situation. But the payoff is greater. Addressing each person and need uniquely results in greater employee satisfaction. And happy employees create happy customers.”

The Sloan award program is under the When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the Twiga Foundation, with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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