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Flexible Work Arrangements: Managing the Work-Family Boundary

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Flexible Work Arrangements: Managing the Work-Family Boundary

Benjamin H. Gottlieb, E. Kevin Kelloway, Elizabeth J. Barham

ISBN: 978-0-471-96228-1 May 1998 204 Pages

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Dramatic changes in the composition of today s workforce combinedwith intense competitive pressures on employers, call for new waysof structuring where, when, and how employees accomplish their jobresponsibilities. This book makes the business case for flexibleworking in an organization, and shows how flexitime, job sharing,telecommuting, and compressed work weeks can be used as strategicmanagement tools. Key features:
* identifies ways flexible work arrangements can be designed toenhance the personal well-being and job performance of employees,while improving the corporate bottom line.
* provides a comprehensive, systematic framework for planning andimplementing flexible work arrangements, including handyquestionnaire style forms assessing employee needs and evaluatingthe impacts of flexible job arrangements.
* uses case studies and calls on advice from those with experiencein diverse organizations in order to show how to position flexiblework arrangements and optimize their beneficial effects.
Managers and HR managers should read this book if they arecontemplating or embarking upon more flexible options forscheduling work and assisting employees to achieve a healthybalance between their jobs and the rest of their lives. It providespractical answers and how-to guidelines for designing a moreflexible workplace.
Defining and Making the Case for Flexible Work Arrangements.
How Flexible Work Arrangements Can Address Personal andOrganizational Needs.
The Cycle of Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Flexible WorkArrangements.
The Effects of Flexible Work Arrangements.
Sage Advice from Experience: On Management Training and theImplementation Process.
Toolkit: Assessing Needs and Effects.
References.
Index.