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Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Reader 1

David Day


In recent history, companies and employers have adopted a traditional work culture of eight hour days, five days a week, working from a place away from the home. Recently, as job-stress data indicates, researchers have found that conventional work culture has negative effects on employee well-being and productivity. As a result, some companies have begun to adapt Flexible Work Arrangements in which employees are given autonomy on where and when to complete job tasks. Outcomes of telework, digital nomads, and flexi-time show that although autonomy may boost productivity, work-life balance, and discretionary effort, not all companies nor employees are well-prepared or suited for such arrangements. Nevertheless, as the conventional work culture continues to contribute to higher levels of stress and lower levels of well-being and satisfaction, Flexible Work Arrangements deserve to be further studied for the successful implementation and maximization of their potential.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.