Work-life balance - is it tipping the scales against UK productivity?

Armstrong, Melanie
March 2006
Management Services;Spring2006, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p3
Academic Journal
This article reflects on flexible working time. It discusses the reason why people tend to think of flexible working as an inalienable right. It describes the situation of management in the public sector. It discusses the disadvantage of flexible working on small companies.


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