Alternative Work Arrangements

  1. 3 Explain how specific alternative work arrangements can motivate employees.

As you surely know, there are many approaches toward motivating people, and we’ve discussed some of them. Another approach to motivation is to consider alternative work arrangements such as flextime, job sharing, and telecommuting. These are likely to be especially important for a diverse workforce of dual-earner couples, single parents, and employees caring for a sick or aging relative.


Susan is the classic “morning person.” Every day she rises at 5:00 a.m. sharp, full of energy. However, as she puts it, “I’m usually ready for bed right after the 7:00 p.m. news.”

Susan’s work schedule as a claims processor at The Hartford Financial ...

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