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addition, some supporters of flexible work arrangements argue that such programs can actually  have a positive impact on the productivity of employees. They contend that employees who are  better able to attend to family needs through flex time are more likely to be contented and  productive, while good employees who telecommute may get even more work done if they are  freed up from office interruptions. Business can also use flexible programs to address institutional problems. For instance, a small- or mid-sized business that is crammed into a small facility or office may want to explore  telecommuting programs in order to relieve the situation without resorting to an expensive  relocation or expansion. Finally, proponents say the flexible work programs can be beneficial to  companies by enhancing their public image and expanding the number of hours during which  customers can be serviced. Flexible work programs have many apparent advantages, but critics point out that ill-conceived  programs can have a negative impact on businesses, and they add that even good programs often  present challenges that a business has to address. First of all, business owners and managers need  to recognize that flexible work arrangements are not always appropriate for all people, jobs, or  industries. Telecommuting and other "flexplace" arrangements, for example, can be disastrous  (or at the very least a productivity drain) if used by employees who are unwilling or unable to put  in a full day of work amid the non-work temptations (television, pleasure reading, housecleaning,  etc.) of a home setting. 
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  • Spring '11
  • Abner
  • flexible work arrangements, Flexible work, Elizabeth Sheley, flexible   work  arrangements

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