What Factors May Make Flexibility a Positive Thing for Employers and Employees?

Mohammad Jasim Uddin


Till to date since the 1980s, whether flexibility is a positive thing for both employers and employees is debated.
Even issues responsible to the ambiguity are also debated. This paper attempts to identify some factors or
conditions that may make flexibility a positive thing for both employers and employees. This paper reveals that
sometimes employers’ flexibility questions employees’ flexibility. At times, the latter challenges the former. To
attain mutual gains, employers should be aware of some factors challenging to employees’ flexibility. Employers
should reduce institutional complexities existing in their firms. Conversely, both employers and employees
should balance their power and ownership. They could accentuate on positive social network ties. In general,
employers need to change their attitude and respect to employees’ basic demands. By contrast, employees’
dynamic attachment with and positive response to their firms are important. Additionally, factors identified as
internal and external should effectively be taken into consideration.What Factors May Make Flexibility a Positive Thing for

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v6n4p188

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