ERIC Number: ED079479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Changing Schedules of Work: Patterns and Implications. Final Report.
Glickman, Albert S.; Brown, Zenia H.
The past few years have been highlighted by management experiments with variants of a 4-day week (particularly in the U.S.) and flexible working time schedules (particularly in Europe). These are illustrations of the changing patterns of work and free time that have begun to assume the status of a new technology, and which are the objects of study here in order to: (1) accumulate available information and experience associated with administrative experiments in work scheduling and their potential consequences in terms of impact upon human performance and values, social and psychological adjustment, and the quality of life, (2) explore implications for decision-making, policy and practice that may offer guidelines to individuals, organizations, and political and social institutions, and have bearing upon organizational effectiveness, regulations and laws, union and management philosophy and tactics, family life, leisure activities, political orientations, employment stability and mobility, economic theory, educational programing, and other aspects of our social systems, and (3) provide recommendations for programs of research to fill significant gaps in relevant areas of knowledge. A bibliography of 106 references in included. (Editor)
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Fringe Benefits, Job Satisfaction, Labor Relations, Labor Utilization, Motivation, Personnel Management, Productivity, Work Attitudes, Working Hours
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22151
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Silver Spring, MD.