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The Custom-Fit Workplace: Choose When, Where, and How to Work and Boost Your Bottom Line by Nanette Fondas, Joan Blades

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Chapter 2. THE CUSTOM-FIT WORKPLACE: Business Benefits

It seems like common sense. Trust your workers and treat them well, then watch them and your business thrive.

Common sense, yes, but where's the proof?

The proof is in the bottom line. We're not speaking figuratively; we're talking about the effect of custom-fit work practices on profitability. We understand that businesses face turnover they can't control, high absenteeism, skyrocketing medical costs, and a tough economy. The question likely on your mind is not whether or not custom-fit work arrangements make for great articles on the front page of the Business Section, but whether they make for good reading in the shareholders' report. If it's a number you want, let's start with this one: ...

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