The following sites offer tools for evaluating which kind of non-standard schedule, if any, will work for your job or unit, and provide practical help with writing a request and guidance for supervisors who manage flex work teams.
Websites on flexible work
- When Work Works is an initiative of the Families and Work Institute. Their “Workplace Flexibility Toolkit” gives a snapshot of the business case for flexibility, what the research shows, as well as their free publication, “WORKFLEX: Employee Toolkit.”
- WorkOptions is a commercial site that offers flexible schedule request templates for purchase. The site also offers many detailed and valuable resources for free.
- MIT Workplace Center offers research-based publications, including Managing Flexible Schedules: What Successful Organizations Do.
Perspectives on making flexible arrangements work
Making Your Case for Telecommuting: How to Convince the Boss
By Katherine Hanson, QuintessentialCareers.com
Connecting Work and Family in the Higher Education Workplace: Past Successes, Future Directions
By Kris Rondeau, HUCTW (white paper)
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