This research proposal seeks to present findings on the policy of flexible working hours being provided to employees so as to enable them to balance their personal as well as professional lives more efficiently. This research paper develops hypothesis on the challenges faced by organizations to be competitive in business and addresses some key questions on the characteristics of flexible working policy. Flexible work practices provide managers and employees with the opportunity to jointly devise tailored working arrangements to suit their mutual needs. Flexible work practices provide managers and employees with the opportunity to jointly devise tailored working arrangements to suit their mutual needs. The benefits of flexible work practices to the Institute include - Retention of skilled employees who may otherwise leave the organization.
[...] Number of working days in a week : 12. Does your company have Flexible working hours? a. If yes, since when? b. If no, would you prefer to have flexible working hours? Yes/No 13. Do you agree that everyone should be able to balance their work and home lives in the way they want to? a. Strongly Agree b. Agree c. Neutral d. Disagree e. Strongly Disagree 14. Do you think that your employer had a responsibility in helping you to achieve this work-life balance? [...]
[...] They would not readily leave the organization Summary and conclusions The study seeks to paint a vivid picture of the state of flexible working inside the IT sector. It would therefore be harsh to categorize work life balance as being on the margins inside IT driven organizations. Equally, to fully realize the benefits of flexible working, and the autonomous work styles that flow from it, the IT sector needs to address more directly the issue of long working hours. The real progress towards flexible working made by the sector has been hewn out of the unforgiving rock face of entrenched long hours. [...]
[...] Primary and Secondary data The information available to us before us was in the form of secondary data based on the research carried out by researchers in the past. The primary data is gathered mainly in the form of interviews and questionnaires distributed among employees of companies. A detailed questionnaire has been attached as an Annexure in the Appendix section. The secondary data available to us showed that a large cross section of the employees was aware of the new rule empowering employees to ask for flexible timings. [...]
[...] Yes/No Confidence Z Value Level Quesionnaire Pilot Sample p-bar q-bar Bin Data Bin Frequenc ID y 10.0 Findings Tentatively this research study seeks to examine the effects of flexible work timings on the employee's morale and motivation levels. Based on similar studies done in the past we are likely to conclude that:- Many employees would want the option of flexible work timings. This is because of the changing work environment. Today many people are working more than 60 hours a week instead of the regular 48 hours. [...]
[...] And by means of a questionnaire the research team tried to imbibe the emotionalism and effect on employees towards the concept of flexible working hours. The sample was restricted to the proximity of Mumbai and also the team ensured that the companies chosen where among the toppers in implementing innovative HR polices and activities. The researchers also postulated that the representatives from each company had at least an experience of 2 years in the corporate field. The areas pored by the research includes the reaction of the employees towards the flexible time concept, the benefits imbibed out of this system and extend to which this timing concept is understood and applied among different companies. [...]
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