Chapter 12. Business Impact of Flexibility: An Imperative for Working Families

  1. Amy Marcus-Newhall1,
  2. Diane F. Halpern2 and
  3. Sherylle J. Tan2
  1. Donna Klein President

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305272.ch12

The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

How to Cite

Klein, D. (2008) Business Impact of Flexibility: An Imperative for Working Families, in The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach (eds A. Marcus-Newhall, D. F. Halpern and S. J. Tan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305272.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Scripps College, USA

  2. 2

    Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, Claremont McKenna College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 1 AUG 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405163453

Online ISBN: 9781444305272

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Keywords:

  • business impact of flexibility - imperative for working families;
  • workplace flexibility;
  • effects of flexibility on businesses;
  • internal human resource measurement practices inside organizations;
  • flexible work arrangements on firm's abilities;
  • human capital outcomes;
  • role of work-related stress;
  • ability to deliver business results;
  • corporate voices flexibility principles;
  • corporate voices for working families

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is Workplace Flexibility?

  • Overview of the Research Project

  • Examples of Internal Human Resource Measurement Practices Inside Organizations

  • Human Capital Outcomes

  • The Role of Work-Related Stress

  • Ability to Deliver Business Results

  • (Real) Flexibility Cannot Be Inflexible or Occasional

  • Taking Action

  • Corporate Voices Flexibility Principles

  • About Corporate Voices for Working Families

  • References