Identifying the Main Factors of Workplace Flexibility Among Romanian Employees

  • Viorel Lefter
  • Adriana AnaMaria Davidescu
  • Ionut Casuneanu
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Abstract

Workplace flexibility gained increasingly more importance in the last decade, companies using it as a useful instrument to improve retention, to increase the overall level of work motivation and also to assure an adequate personal life to employees.

In this context, the paper aimed to identify the main flexibility factors among Romanian employees using as method of investigation, the principal component analysis based on a sample of 100 employees.

Analyzing the main forms of flexibility activities, the majority of the respondents consider teamwork and usage of information technology as primordial elements of flexibility.

The empirical results of the principal component analysis revealed that two main elements of flexibility are very important for Romanian employees-autonomy of work teams and working time flexibility.

Workplace flexibility is very important because employees will be more productive and more engaged in their work when there are able to balance the demands of work with other aspects of their lives.

The availability of a variety of flexible work arrangements can help employees also maximize work-family balance, which benefits both the employee and the employer.

Keywords

Workplace flexibility Employee motivation Survey Romanian employees Flexibility factors 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Viorel Lefter
    • 1
  • Adriana AnaMaria Davidescu
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ionut Casuneanu
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of ManagementBucharest Academy of Economic StudiesBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Department of Statistics and EconometricsBucharest Academy of Economic StudiesBucharestRomania
  3. 3.Department of Labour Market PoliciesSenior Researcher at National Research Institute for Labour and Social ProtectionBucharestRomania
  4. 4.Bucharest Academy of Economic StudiesBucharestRomania

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