School of Business
Business: Marketing; Business: Management
Primary Subject Area
Business Administration, Management
alternative work arrangements, work arrangements, flextime, compressed workweek, four day workweek, job sharing, flexible work arrangements, alternative work schedules
Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Human Resources Management | Labor Relations
Alternative working arrangements have become increasingly popular in workplaces across America and the world. One segment of alternative work arrangements is schedule flexibility. The three types of flexible schedules examined include: job sharing, compressed workweeks, and flextime. Each arrangement will be examined individually. First, a definition and background information will be given. Then, the benefits of the arrangement will be discussed. Next, the risks and challenges of the arrangement will be examined. Finally, there will be analysis of what conditions are necessary for the arrangement to be successful.