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Possibilities and limitations of flexible work arrangements in the military

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Authors
Kanlis, Ioannis
Subjects
workplace flexibility
flexible work arrangements
military work environment
flextime
telework
telecommuting
Advisors
Sullivan, Ryan S.
Cunha, Jesse M.
Date of Issue
2016-06
Date
16-Jun
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
Employers widely utilize flexible work arrangements (FWAs) both to improve employee work-life balance and to increase organizational effectiveness. To date, the private sector has embraced FWA to a much larger extent than has the military. In this project, I outline the underpinnings of workplace flexibility and describe how it can potentially improve the military labor market. First, I outline a conceptual framework that addresses the work environment's dynamics and complexities while assessing the most common benefits and challenges found in FWAs. Second, I outline a military-centered five-phase process that facilitates the implementation of FWAs in the military work environment. The model is not a panacea, but is instead a comprehensive starting point to help management understand the importance of workplace flexibility, the positive effects from the organizations' and defense members' perspectives, and the elements of an implementation plan.
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Description
MBA Professional Report
Department
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
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