Flexible Work Schedules

Behson, Scott J.

Dr. Scott J. Behson is an Associate Professor of Management at the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  He teaches, conducts research, and provides consulting services in Work-Family Programs, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior.  Scott received a Ph.D. from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and a B.S. from Cornell University.  Dr. Behson is proud to have been named the Silberman College of Business Teacher of the Year for 2010-2011.

His research interests include work-family balance, organizational climate/culture, and workplace flexibility. He has published articles in such journals as The Journal of Vocational Behavior, The Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and the Journal of Health Care Management, and has presented his work at numerous conferences including the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, The Academy of Management and the European Applied Business Research Conference.  Scott has won four awards for his research, and is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for excellence in Work-Family Research. 

Dr. Behson previously taught at the State University of New York at Albany, the International University of Monaco and La Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Scott has several years’ experience in Management and HR consulting, and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Rockland Parent-Child Center, a not-for-profit social services organization. 

On a personal note, Scott lives in Nyack, NY, with his wife, the lovely and talented stage actress Amy Griffin and their beautiful son, Nicky. He has traveled to 5 continents, and enjoys baseball, volleyball and skiing.

Expertise: Organizational Culture Change; Resiliency and Stress; Flexible Work Schedules; Work-Family Balance; Work-Family Conflict

Email: 
Behson@fdu.edu
Phone: 
201-692-7233

Silberman College of Business
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road (H-DH2-06)
Teaneck New Jersey United States 07666

Flexible Work Schedules

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Andrea Doucet and Margaret O'Brien

Statutes by Theme: Flexible Work Schedules (2009)

The Work and Family Statutes by Theme are presented primarily for state policy makers to help provide an overview of the laws that have been passed in various states that are relevant to work and family issues.

Please click here to download: https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/sites/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/imported/pdfs/SBT_FlexibleWork.pdf

A Sloan Network Fact Sheet on Flexible Work Schedules (2008)

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has prepared Fact Sheets which provide statistical answers to some important questions about work-family and work/life issues.

Click here to download the Sloan Network Fact Sheet on flexible work schedules: https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/sites/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/imported/pdfs/flexworksched.pdf

Policy Mini-Brief Series, 2009, Issue 09 - Flexible Work Schedules

By Julie Weber, JD and Mary Curlew, LICSW

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has created a series of publications called the Policy Mini-Brief Series.  These publications are shorter, complimentary briefs to the Policy Briefing Series, providing state legislators and their staff with a one page summary of work-family policy issues.

Download Issue 9 in this series, entitled "Flexible Work Schedules": https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/sites/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/imported/pdfs/minib_flexiblework.pdf

Policy Mini-Brief Series, 2009, Issue 05 - Time Resources

By Julie Weber, JD

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has created a series of publications called the Policy Mini-Brief Series.  These publications are shorter, complimentary briefs to the Policy Briefing Series, providing state legislators and their staff with a one page summary of work-family policy issues.

Download Issue 5 in this series, entitled "Time Resources": https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/sites/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/imported/pdfs/minib_timeresources.pdf

Principles for a 21st Century Workplace Flexibility Policy

SHRM. (n.d.). Principles for a 21st century workplace flexibility policy. Retrieved from http://www.shrm.org/about/Documents/050609%20FINAL%20WF%20Principles.pdf

This brief from the Society for Human Resource Management outlines the organization's suggestions for the components of a successful flexibility program.

Flexibility: A Manager's Secret Weapon (2008)

Flexpaths. (2008). Flexibility: A manager's secret weapon. Retrieved from http://employer.flexpaths.com/Template.aspx?id=11028#

This short brief details the many benefits that can result from offering flexible work schedules, including employee retention, increased loyalty and productivity, and reduced absenteeism.





Flexibility and ROI: Asking the Right Questions (2008)

Flexpaths. (2008). Flexibility and ROI: Asking the right questions. Retrieved from http://employer.flexpaths.com/Template.aspx?id=11030#

This short brief from Flexpaths discusses return on investment, or ROI, and the relationship it has with flexibility in today's workplace.

Potential Impacts of Flexible Work Schedules on Passenger Travel Demand (2007)

“This paper presents information on the potential impacts of flexible work schedules on passenger travel demand. Work hours policies established by employers govern the time period in which employees travel to and from work. Such policies influence not only the volume of employees traveling during peak traffic periods, but employee propensity to consider transit, carpooling, and other alternatives to driving alone to work.”

National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission. (2007). Potential impacts of flexible work schedules on passenger travel demand. Retrieved from http://transportationfortomorrow.com/final_report/pdf/volume_3/technical_issue_papers/paper4h_02.pdf

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