Journal article

Compressed Lives: How “Flexible” are Employer-Imposed Compressed Work Schedules

E Hyatt, E Coslor

Personnel Review | Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. | Published : 2018


Purpose: The following study examines employee satisfaction with an employer-imposed compressed workweek (“CWW”) schedule within a U.S. municipality (“City”). Design/methodology/approach: The study utilized an employee survey (N = 779) to test factors related to employee satisfaction with the CWW, a four-day, 10-hours/day workweek (“4/10 schedule”). Findings: Employee satisfaction with the schedule is influenced by previous 4/10 pilot experience, work schedule preference, and happiness with the 4/10 schedule’s implementation. Additionally, sick leave figures and survey results regarding informal substitute work schedules suggest worker fatigue may limit the overall organizational value of ..

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