Defining and conceptualizing workplace flexibility
workplace flexibility, flexible work arrangements, telecommuting, flextime, flexplace
We first compare and contrast current conceptualizations of workplace flexibility in order to arrive at a definition in harmony with its contemporary use: ‘the ability of workers to make choices influencing when, where, and for how long they engage in work-related tasks’. Next, we situate workplace flexibility in its theoretical contexts to provide researchers with a clearer understanding of what workplace flexibility is, what its mechanisms of operation are, and why it may be related to other concepts. Finally, we present a conceptual framework of antecedents and consequences of workplace flexibility, including illustrative examples of several basic associations from the peer-reviewed literature.
Original Publication Citation
Hill, E.J., Grzywacz, J.G., Allen, S., Blanchard, V.L., Matz-Costa, C., Shulkin, S., & Pitt-Catsouphes, M. (2008). Defining and conceptualizing workplace flexibility. Community, Work, and Family, 11, 149-163. doi: 10.1080/13668800802024678
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hill, E. Jeffrey; Grzywacz, Joseph G.; Allen, Sarah; Blanchard, Victoria Lael; Matz-Costa, Christina; Shulkin, Sandy; and Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie, "Defining and conceptualizing workplace flexibility" (2008). Faculty Publications. 2270.
Community, Work, and Family
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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