Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
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.
Michelsen, Laura, "Flexible Work Arrangements: A Review of The Practices and Outcomes" (2020). CMC Senior Theses. 2320.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.