Flexible work options within the organisational system

Albion, Majella J. and Chee, MunLi (2006) Flexible work options within the organisational system. Australian Journal of Career Development, 15 (2). pp. 42-52. ISSN 1038-4162

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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.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. This journal is available online. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the ACER journal. It is not a copy of the record. Final and authorised version first published in the Australian Journal of Career Development in Volume 15, Number 2, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research. Copyright 2006 Australian Council for Educational Research.
Depositing User: Dr Majella Albion
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:16
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: systems theory; flexible work; career choice
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910202 Human Capital Issues
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2914

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