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Flexible work arrangements : embracing the noise to understand the silence

Author: Lisa Fisher
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017]
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"Organizations and U.S. workers across the life course indicate increased interest in flexible work arrangements. More organizations have flexibility on the books, but rates of utilization remain low, and both workers and organizations note operational challenges and concerns. Noticing the commonality of these experiences across organizational settings and the need for more in-depth examination of workplace  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fisher, Lisa, 1972-
Flexible work arrangements.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2017]
(DLC) 2017022670
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Fisher
ISBN: 9781498537674 1498537677
OCLC Number: 986523684
Description: xxii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Ideologies and institutional logics --
Tools for looking broader and digging deeper in workplaces --
Findings on the structure of work --
Findings on the culture of work --
Visibility, connectivity, reactivity and the system of silence --
Interpersonal cultural tensions --
Discursive/processual tensions --
Working within internal logic of workplace structure and culture to support flexibility --
Conclusion: moving forward --
Appendix: Research design & interview guide --
References --
About the author.
Responsibility: Lisa Fisher.

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