Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

4-2012

School

School of Business

Major

Business: Marketing; Business: Management

Primary Subject Area

Business Administration, Management

Keywords

alternative work arrangements, work arrangements, flextime, compressed workweek, four day workweek, job sharing, flexible work arrangements, alternative work schedules

Disciplines

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Human Resources Management | Labor Relations

Abstract

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.

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