The Flexible Workforce

We have seen how organizations can be structured and jobs designed to maximize flexibility. In this section, we examine two additional strategies for ensuring flexibility: contingent workers and flexible work schedules.

Contingent Workers

There are two types of workers: core workers and contingent workers. A company’s core workers have full-time jobs and enjoy privileges not available to contingent workers. Many core workers expect a long-term relationship with the employer that includes a career in the organization, ...

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