PSY 665 Topic 1 DQ 2

PSY 665 Topic 1 DQ 2


Part-time working Part-time employment is not a new practice in modern times; however, its popularity has risen in recent decades as a result of efforts to improve work-life balance, as well as a number of other factors mentioned in greater detail below.

Flexitime employment as a different version of alternative working patterns “specifies core hours when people must be on the job, with flexible starting and finishing times as long as required total hours are worked” (Swanepoel et al, 2008., p. 217 as taken from Bartol et al., 2008, p.413)

Telecommuting, on the other hand, can be explained as “to work at home using a computer connected to the network of one’s employer” (Free Dictionary, online, 2014) It also has the benefit of allowing you to work from the comfort of your own home.

Job sharing involves roles and responsibilities of a single position being assumed by two or more employees so that each employee has extra free time to devote to pushing hobbies, spending time with the family and other activities of their choice.

Compressed workweek Employees can fulfill required hours for the week in less than the typical five-day work week with this working pattern. At the same time, it must be understood that a shortened workweek may be connected with the danger of poor performance as a result of employees sacrificing quality in their rush to finish work.


How is the work environment being affected by the changing nature of work in the 21st century?

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