What to consider when implementing flexible work systems

Companies face multiple factors, challenges to meet employee expectations

By Jungmin (Jamie) Seo and Ellen Eun Kyoo Kim

The positive effects of work discretion — flexibility — have been widely studied in management literature in improving employees' performance, creativity and innovation. Employees tend to have high work motivation when they have work autonomy. Therefore, organizations have adopted various flexible human resources practices such as flexible work system, flexible pay system, phased retirement and job sharing to improve company performance. A number of studies have shown the positive functions of HR flexibility in improving employee engagement and performance.

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