Flextime and the Compressed Work Week: Possible Strategies for Smaller Firms to Increase Employmee Performance and Satisfaction


  • Joseph C. Latona The University of Akron


The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of flexitime 1 and the compressed workweek' on the performance and satisfaction of employees of small firms. Employees were selected from three small organizations representing the service, retail, and manufacturing areas. A pre-flexitime and pre-compressed workweek questionnaire was administered to each of the employees of the three firms measuring various dimensions of performance and satisfaction. A post questionnaire was administered approximaiely one year later. The results of this study indicate that employees of all three surveyed firms preferred flexitime and the 4110140 workweek over the traditional work schedule in the variables used to measure employee performance and satisfactions.


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