There’s just no better way to describe what some companies have pulled off on the freedom front. We’ve given you details about the great program at Capital One, and there are so many other visionary places. What sets them apart is the belief that flexibility should be an institutional practice—a standard across the company instead of a favor bestowed by paternalistic em­ployers. Their routes to this enlightened state were different, but the results—the benefits—are stunningly clear.