Toward a Model of Work Redesign for Better Work and Better Life

Leslie A. Perlow, Erin L. Kelly

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Flexible work accommodations provided by employers purport to help individuals struggling to manage work and family demands. The underlying model for change is accommodation-helping individuals accommodate their work demands with no changes in the structure of work or cultural expectations of ideal workers. The purpose of this article is to derive a Work Redesign Model and compare it with the Accommodation Model. This article centers around two change initiatives-Predictability, Teaming and Open Communication and Results Only Work Environment-that alter the structure and culture of work in ways that enable better work and better lives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-134
Number of pages24
JournalWork and Occupations
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014


  • accommodation
  • flexibility
  • organizational change
  • work redesign

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