Flexible Work Arrangements
A flexible work arrangement is loosely defined as any professional work arrangement that doesn’t adhere to the traditional 9-5 in-office job in some way. Typically, flexible work arrangements give professionals more control over when, where, and/or how they work.
There are four main areas of flexibility:
Scheduling: flexible, alternative
Location: telecommute / remote
Status: freelance, employee
Hours: Full-time, part-time
Employers typically offer a variety of flexible work arrangements depending on the needs of their employees, and their overarching business goals. A full-time job can be flexible if it has another type of flexibility along with it (like a full-time remote job, or a full-time flexible schedule job). An employee job is the same — it can be flexible if it has another type of flexibility to go long with it. We consider freelance jobs inherently flexible because they give professionals total control over when, where, how, and with whom they work.
Other types of flexible work arrangements include job sharing and compressed workweeks.
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