Working mothers with dependent aged children currently represent a significant portion of the workforce. In order to attract and retain this valuable demographic, employers are introducing and maintaining flexible work arrangements (FWA) to enable employees to manage their work and life commitments. However, having an FWA program and effectively supporting it are not synonymous, and this bears impact on employees. This article highlights opportunities and implications for FWA management based on findings from a recent New England healthcare organization case study which illustrates how working mothers experience enacted flexible work arrangement policies. This article identifies methods for organizations and managers to improve the experience of working mothers who wish to or need to use FWA.
Vroman, Susan R.
"Organizational Intentions Versus Leadership Impact: The Flexible Work Experience,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 13
, Article 13.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol13/iss2/13
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