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Alternative working schedule


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Alternative working schedule

  1. 1. Alternative WorkingSchedules Powerpoint Templates Page 1
  2. 2. Examples of Alternative WorkingSchedules •Compressed Work Weeks •Flexible Working Hours •Job Sharing •Telecommuting •Part-time work Powerpoint Templates Page 2
  3. 3. Compressed Work Weeks - Is any scheduling of work that allows a full-time job to be completed in fewer than the standard five days Powerpoint Templates Page 3
  4. 4. Pros:• Additional time off for the workers• Lower employee absenteeism and improved recruiting of new employeesCons:• Individuals can experience increased fatigue from the extended workday and family adjustment problems Powerpoint Templates Page 4
  5. 5. • Work scheduling problems and customer complaints• Occasional union opposition and laws requiring payment of overtime for work exceeding 8 hours Powerpoint Templates Page 5
  6. 6. Flexible Working hours- also known as flextime- Gives individuals a daily choice in the timing of their work commitments Powerpoint Templates Page 6
  7. 7. Pros:• Helps reduce absenteeism, tardiness and turnover for the organization• Contribute to higher levels of organizational commitment and performance by workers• Reduces commuting time and gives opportunities to meet personal responsibilities Powerpoint Templates Page 7
  8. 8. Cons:• The effectiveness of a flextime work schedule depends on the size of a company and its hours of operation.• While an employer that is open day and night, such as a hospital, can accommodate flextime staff, a business that is only open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day provides little room for an alternative work schedule. Powerpoint Templates Page 8
  9. 9. • Scheduling meetings with flextime employees is also difficult.• Supervisors who manage flextime employees might end up working during different hours of the day, which can lead to communication problems. Powerpoint Templates Page 9
  10. 10. Job Sharing- One full-time job is assigned to two or more persons who then divide the work according to agreed-upon hours.- Work sharing- when employees agree to work fewer hours to avoid layoffs Powerpoint Templates Page 10
  11. 11. Pros:• Employees who want to maintain a job in a professional field but are interested in only working part-time often use job sharing. For example, two doctors might share a single physician position at a medical clinic in which each works at least 20 hours per week.• Job sharing allows the two employees to trade hours as needed. Powerpoint Templates Page 11
  12. 12. • As the employees become more aware of each other’s strengths, they can complete their work more efficiently, which increases productivity for the employer.Cons:• While job sharing employees generally pro-rate the salary of a full time position according to the amount of time each employee Powerpoint Templates Page 12
  13. 13. works, the employer might still need to provide certain benefits to both employees, which may increase his costs.• Job sharing can also pose difficulties if the employees do not communicate well, are absent during meetings, have scheduling conflicts or disagree as to how to complete their tasks. Powerpoint Templates Page 13
  14. 14. Telecommuting- Is work done at home or from a remote location using computers and advanced telecommunications- Co-working center- a place where telecommuters go to share an office environment outside of home and with the company of others Powerpoint Templates Page 14
  15. 15. Pros:• Increased productivity• Less distractions• The freedom to be their own boss• Benefit of having more time for themselves• More flexibility, the comforts of home and the choice of location consistent with the worker’s lifestyle Powerpoint Templates Page 15
  16. 16. Cons:• Difficulty in separating work and personal life• Less time for family Powerpoint Templates Page 16
  17. 17. Part-Time WorkKinds of Part-time work:1.Temporary part-time work- employees works only when needed and for less than the standard 40- hour week• Involuntary part-time workers- employees who prefer a full-time work schedule but do not have access to one Powerpoint Templates Page 17
  18. 18. 2. Permanent part-time work or permatemps- considered a “permanent” member of the workforce although working fewer hours than the standard 40-hour week Powerpoint Templates Page 18
  19. 19. Pros:• Supplement other jobs• Capacity to hold multiple jobs• Choice of less than full-time workCons:• Work burdens become stressful when having multiple jobs• Performance may suffer on the job• Spillover effect to family and leisure time Powerpoint Templates Page 19