Alternative work arrangements among professionals and managers: Rethinking career development and success

Shelley M. Macdermid, Mary Dean Lee, Michelle Buck, Margaret L. Williams

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Abstract

This study examines part-time work arrangements among 78 women professionals and managers to learn more about their implications for career development. Specifically, it documents the level of success of the work arrangements, their expected career implications, and the factors distinguishing less successful arrangements. Results revealed specific career development challenges unique to part-time workers, as well as challenges common among full-time workers. Part-time workers already adopting a protean career model may fare better in alternative work arrangements. Lessons learned in dealing with diversity may be helpful to organizations in achieving fit between workers’ personal definitions of success and their work arrangements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-317
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Management Development
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2001

Keywords

  • Career development
  • Flexible working hours
  • Management
  • Part-time work
  • Women

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