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Flexible work arrangements, gender diversity, and firm performance

Jesse E Olsen, Laura Good, Deborah Towns, Daejeong Choi

Academy of Management Proceedings | Academy of Management | Published : 2017

Abstract

Scholars and practitioners alike often advocate the adoption of flexible work programs in order to achieve various organizational benefits, including improved employee attitudes and perceptions, savings on real estate and travel, enhanced applicant attraction and employee retention, and the achievement of a more equitable and inclusive workplace. However, research suggests that the relationship between work flexibility and work outcomes is not so straightforward, resulting in mixed findings. Incorporating research on managerial and employee diversity, and drawing on cross-cultural psychological research, we propose that the availability of flexible work arrangements is important when conside..

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