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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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Flex Time: A Hot Trend

Now, we all know that it's impossible to give someone more than 24 hours in a day, and seven days in a week. You can't just go around giving people time off from work arbitrarily—nothing would get done. But you might be able to bend the structure of a typical workday just a bit, and that bending could help out your employees a lot.

A growing trend in recent years, actually brought on by the desire to beat heavy traffic, is called flex time. Flex time started when companies wanted to avoid overloaded elevators and long commutes for employees, so they started adjusting start and end times into mini-shifts. Since then, flex time has become even more flexible: Today a flex-time employee's start and finish times are pretty much ...

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