Although today's family has changed, the workplace has not-and
the resulting one-size-fits-all workplace has become profoundly
mismatched to the needs of an increasingly diverse and varied
workforce. As changes in the composition of the workforce exert new
demands on employers, considerable attention is being paid to how
workplaces can be structured more flexibly to achieve the goals of
employers and employees.
Workplace Flexibility brings together sixteen essays
authored by leading experts in economics, demography, political
science, law, sociology, anthropology, and management.
Collectively, they make the case for workplace flexibility, as well
as examine existing business practices and public policy regarding
flexibility in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan.
Workplace Flexibility underscores the need to realign the
structure of work in time and place with the needs of the changing
Considering the positive and negative consequences for employer
and employee alike, the authors argue that, although there is not
an easy solution to creating and implementing flexibility
practices-in the United States or abroad-redesigning the workplace
is essential if today's workers are effectively to meet the demands
of life and work and if employers are successfully able to attract
and retain top talent and improve performance.
Subjects: Management & Organizational Behavior
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