Workplace Flexibility in Manufacturing Companies

WorkFlexAndProfessionalsData from the 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce reveal that employees in the manufacturing industry are typically less satisfied and engaged with their jobs than employees in other sectors. They currently have significantly less access to work schedule flexibility. Although it seems like offering flexibility in manufacturing sectors is contradictory, this report offers examples and considerable suggestions of best practices in workplace flexibility that are currently being applied in these sectors. Our study found that offering the flexibility that 80% of manufacturing employees report is very important to them, results in employees who are more satisfied and engaged with their jobs, healthier mentally and physically, and remain with their employers for longer.

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