publication . Doctoral thesis . 2008

An investigation into the experiences of managers who work flexibly

Anderson, Deirdre A.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2008
  • Publisher: Cranfield University
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This thesis explores the experiences of managers who work flexibly. Flexible working policies are prevalent in all organizations in the UK because of the legislation giving specific groups of parents and carers the right to request flexible working. Many organizations extend the policies to all employees, yet the take-up is not as high as expected, particularly among staff at managerial levels. This thesis explores how managers construe and experience flexible working arrangements while successfully fulfilling their roles as managers of people. The exploratory study consisted of interviews with eight managers with unique flexible working patterns. Analysis of th...
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free text keywords: Consistency and adaptability, boundary, integration, segmentation
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