Flexible work options within the organisational system

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Albion, Majella J. and Chee, MunLi. 2006. "Flexible work options within the organisational system." Australian Journal of Career Development. 15 (2), pp. 42-52.
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Flexible work options within the organisational system

ERA Journal ID20813
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsAlbion, Majella J. (Author) and Chee, MunLi (Author)
Journal TitleAustralian Journal of Career Development
Journal Citation15 (2), pp. 42-52
Number of Pages11
Year2006
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISSN1038-4162
2200-6974
Web Address (URL)http://www.acer.edu.au/ajcd/
Abstract

The availability of flexible work options provides an opportunity for individuals to shape their careers in order to optimise their work and life goals. This study takes a systems theory approach to examine how the use of flexible work options influences relationships and interactions in the workplace. The Flexible Work Options Questionnaire (Albion, 2004) and the Voice Climate Survey (Langford, 2002) were administered online to 108 employees (70 females, 38 males) from a chartered accounting firm in Australia. Results suggest positive outcomes for organisations, providing support for the use of flexible work options by those wanting to make career choices that balance the demands of work and non-work roles.

Keywordssystems theory; flexible work; career choice
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020380109. Industry economics and industrial organisation
520104. Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
350711. Organisational planning and management
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