Accession Number : AD1026671

Title :   Possibilities and Limitations of Flexible Work Arrangements in the Military

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Kanlis,Ioannis

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : Employers widely utilize flexible work arrangements (FWAs) both to improve employee work life balance and to increase organizational effectiveness. To date, the private sector has embraced FWA to a much larger extent than has the military. In this project, I outline the underpinnings of workplace flexibility and describe how it can potentially improve the military labor market. First, I outline a conceptual framework that addresses the work environments dynamics and complexities while assessing the most common benefits and challenges found in FWAs. Second, I outline a military-centered five-phase process that facilitates the implementation of FWAs in the military work environment. The model is not a panacea, but is instead a comprehensive starting point to help management understand the importance of workplace flexibility, the positive effects from the organizations and defense members perspectives, and the elements of an implementation plan.

Descriptors :   personnel management , information systems , cost reductions , culture (social sciences) , public policy , case studies , job satisfaction , department of defense , management personnel , human resources , military personnel

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE