Flexible working in Scottish local authority property: moving on to the highest flexibility level.

Khamkanya, Thadsin and Sloan, Brian (2009) Flexible working in Scottish local authority property: moving on to the highest flexibility level. International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 13 (1). pp. 37-52. ISSN 1648-715X

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Flexible working has emerged as a modern concept for managing office resources more effectively, efficiently, and economically. The highest level of flexible working environment, a non-territorial working environment, can provide the best opportunity to an organisation managing its office area more effectively. Moreover, staff can work in the most suitable place and time. However, in the context of public offices like Scottish Local Authorities, the most flexible working concept is not particularly welcomed at present. Cultural change, inadequate support services, including information and communication technology, working schemes, and alternative working policies are the main barriers. To overcome these barriers, the Authorities need to strategically provide adequate support to staff. Moreover, promoting a good perception towards flexible working culture at appropriate levels within an organisation could be the right strategy for preventing cultural change problems.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1648-715X
Electronic ISSN: 1648-9179
Uncontrolled Keywords: Property Management; Scottish Local Authorities; Organisational culture; Flexible working; Technical support; Managerial support; Effectiveness;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 690 Building & construction > 690 Buildings
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Item ID: 2492
Depositing User: Prof. Brian Sloan
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2009 13:09
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2013 16:19

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