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Matching organizational flexibility demands and employee flexibility – A first step towards an unifying framework for labour flexibility

Metzner, Floris (2010) Matching organizational flexibility demands and employee flexibility – A first step towards an unifying framework for labour flexibility.

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Abstract:The present research elaborates on perceived organizational flexibility demands and employee flexibility in the context of labour flexibility. Outcomes of this case study suggest that the researched organization confronts their workforce with a certain labour demand consisting of context specific (in this case locational) flexibility aspects. Furthermore the research shows that a proactive personality and Role Breadth Self-Efficacy (RBSE) are positively related to perceived employee flexibility. The research outcomes further show that organizational flexibility demands and employee flexibility go hand in hand. The pre-tested questionnaire was conducted in one small and medium sized enterprise (SME) with 132 employees. The participating organization is a publisher of a regional German newspaper and participated voluntarily but anonymously. In total 47 employees participated in an online survey which comes down to a response rate of 36%. The introduced research instrument and flex matcher enable organizations to asses and match organizational flexibility demands and employee flexibility. Out of this research some interesting new questions arise which should inspire other researchers to conduct more research on labour flexibility.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60052
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